Ubisoft has confirmed that production has begun on an Assassin's Creed movie.
The publisher's Ubisoft Motion Pictures arm, which was created in 2011, has partnered with New Regency for the production and has struck an agreement that allows Ubisoft to maintain control of key elements of the movie's creative direction”.
Development of the screenplay is underway and the entire project is described as being fast tracked”.
As has been previously reported, Michael Fassbender will be starring.
Ubisoft has also confirmed that it has two further feature films planned based on Tom Clancy pair Splinter Cell and Ghost Recon, as well as an animated Rabbids TV series.
Ubisoft chose to partner with New Regency because they are a talent- and filmmaker-driven company, with the same independent and creative mindset that we have at Ubisoft Motion Pictures,” Ubisoft Motion Pictures CEO Jean-Julien Baronnet stated.
Bringing aboard New Regency's renowned production and distribution expertise while maintaining our own creative and financial flexibility ensures that Assassin's Creed will be a high-quality film that respects the lore and fans of the video game franchise.”