To say that film adaptations of popular video games are generally lackluster, may be a bit of an understatement. Ubisoft has stated that they want to change this with an upcoming project based off their wildly popular Assassin's Creed franchise, which is still very early in development. In an interview with Creative Screenwriting Magazine, Scott Frank spoke about his experience rewriting the script for the film.
I'm rewriting Assassin's Creed right now, and what I love about it is that I've never adapted a video game before and it has its own set of challenges. Especially in the world of rewrites, I love trying to do something completely different if I can.
Scott Frank is currently known for penning a variety of films, which span across different genres. The Wolverine, which he wrote alongside Mark Bomback, is currently in theaters. He is also credited as the writer for movies like Minority Report and Marley & Me.
His rewrite of Assassin's Creed's script is a tweaking of the original draft penned by British playwright, Michael Lesslie. The film is set to star Michael Fassbender, presumably as Desmond Miles, and is planned to release theatrically on June 19, 2015.