Ubisoft is making its own fate and in the process could buck the trend of what has come before it. After announcing their plans to create a new label to focus on developing their properties into films and television shows, Ubisoft dropped the bomb on us that none other than Michael Fassbender would be starring and co-producer the film adaptation of Assassin’s Creed. This was of course after news surfaced which has Ubisoft in a near unprecedented deal which gave them sole creative control on the endeavor.
Development on the AC movie project is finally picking up steam since the news of Fassbender's arrival thanks to Ubisoft's announcement that they’ve partnered with New Regency to make the film. The arrival of New Regency doesn’t mean Ubisoft is forgoing its previous stake to completely mold the AC movie as they see fit since the company still has complete creative control. In the grand scheme of things New Regency will merely co-finance and distribute the film, two things that are very important when making a movie that could be given the triple-A moniker.
This latest development on the Assassin’s Creed movie isn’t entirely biz talk since Ubisoft also announced that development on a script will soon begin. A light treatment for an AC movie may have been made initially to entice creative talent such as Fassbender, but an actual script was never done so this is a rather major step in the development of the project. Who exactly will be writing the script for the AC movie wasn’t revealed though I assume with the cash from New Regency it’ll be easy to seek out talent to do such a thing.
The Assassin’s Creed movie may now be fast tracked based on the deal with New Regency, but a release window for the project has yet to be given. Unless all parties involved opt to do a quick shake and bake movie we’ll probably have to wait until late 2014 or mid 2015 to finally see Michael Fassbender in the now iconic Assassin’s Creed garb.