Home Forum Columns Galleries Archives About

It is currently Thu Jul 24, 2014 5:10 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Assassin's Creed
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:16 am 
User avatar
Editor Emeritus of SDCC
Offline

Joined: Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:30 pm
Posts: 22192
Location: San Diego, California
Michael Fassbender Takes an Assassin's Creed

by SuperHeroHype

July 09, 2012

Variety reports that the planned movie adaptation of Ubisoft's popular video game Assassin's Creed is moving forward with Michael Fassbender attached to star in and co-produce the movie.

Originally, the Assassin's Creed movie was going to be produced in conjunction with Sony Pictures but those negotiations were put on hold and Ubisoft has decided to finance and produce the film independently through their recently-launched Ubisoft Motion Pictures (UMP) division with former EuropaCorp CEO Jean-Julien Baronnet running the show.

The original game involves a bartender named Desmond Miles, captured by a secret organization with ties to the Knight Templar who repeatedly send Miles back in time into the body of his assassin ancestors to retrieve valuable historical artifacts, the first time going back to the Crusades. Presumably, Fassbender would be playing Miles, even though that's not stated in the story.

Ubisoft Motion Pictures CEO Jean-Julien Baronnet, said about the actor:

"Michael Fassbender was our first choice. Michael (Fassbender) is an extremely smart, talented, versatile and committed actor."

The various "Assassin's Creed" games have sold over 30 million units since the first game's debut in 2007 with "Assassin's Creed III" scheduled for October 30. Ubisoft has big plans to turn the games into a movie franchise, but they first have to find a writer and director, which they'll probably do before going out to studios, including Sony.

"We're open to re-discuss with the key studios once the production package is finalized," Baronnet told Variety. "Whatever the financial model, UMP will limit its risk investment." According to the story, they also will save on production costs by using some of the in-house game studios to handle visual effects for the movies.

The Variety story also mentions that the company wants to adapt "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell" and "Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon" into films and are developing an animated television series based on the "Raving Rabbids" for Nickelodeon.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Assassin's Creed
PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:01 am 
User avatar
Editor Emeritus of SDCC
Offline

Joined: Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:30 pm
Posts: 22192
Location: San Diego, California
Ubisoft and New Regency Partner on Assassin's Creed Movie

by SuperHeroHype

October 22, 2012

Ubisoft and New Regency announced today that they are partnering on the forthcoming Assassin’s Creed movie.

Ubisoft Motion Pictures, the film and television division of Ubisoft, will develop the Assassin’s Creed film in close collaboration with New Regency. The development of a screenplay is beginning immediately and the project is being fast tracked as the creative pieces come together, while allowing Ubisoft to maintain control of key elements of the movie's creative direction.

“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,” said Jean-Julien Baronnet, chief executive officer, Ubisoft Motion Pictures. “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.”

The partnership with New Regency comes hot on the heels of Ubisoft Motion Pictures attaching distinguished actor Michael Fassbender to the Assassin’s Creed film.

“We wanted to do everything we could to secure the rights to 'Assassin's Creed,' which Ubisoft has maintained with such care and quality over the years,” said Brad Weston, president and chief executive officer, New Regency. "Having just finished working with Michael on Steve McQueen's '12 Years A Slave' (with Plan B) made the partnership even more irresistible."


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Assassin's Creed
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:55 pm 
User avatar
Editor Emeritus of SDCC
Offline

Joined: Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:30 pm
Posts: 22192
Location: San Diego, California
Writer Hired for Assassin's Creed Movie

Source: ComingSoon

January 14, 2013

Ubisoft Motion Pictures and New Regency have hired up-and-coming British writer Michael Lesslie to pen their big screen Assassin's Creed adaptation, says The Hollywood Reporter.

Lesslie is an acclaimed English playwright who wrote "Prince of Denmark," which was performed at the National Theatre in 2012. The two companies are currently searching for a director to take on the film.

Michael Fassbender will star in and is producing the video game adaptation with Conor McCaughan.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Assassin's Creed
PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 4:32 am 
User avatar
Editor Emeritus of SDCC
Offline

Joined: Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:30 pm
Posts: 22192
Location: San Diego, California
Assassin's Creed Hitting Theaters Memorial Day 2015

Source: ComingSoon

May 17, 2013

A couple of exciting Friday night release date announcements, the biggest one being that the movie based on Ubisoft's popular video game Assassin's Creed, starring Michael Fassbender, will be released over Memorial Day weekend 2015, taking the date of May 22.

So far, no director has been announced for the movie but with a date in place, one would expect that will change shortly. Also, 20th Century Fox has stepped in to distribute one of the more anticipated video game movies in recent years through their deal with co-producer New Regency Pictures. They also have grabbed a date that's wide open with no competing releases although it will open three weeks after Marvel's The Avengers 2 and anyone who knows the general release date for previous "Star Wars" movies might be thinking J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII could be released a week before Memorial Day that same year.

20th Century Fox will also be releasing a very different historic epic as they've set a date for Ridley Scott's next movie, which looks to be his telling of the story of Moses called Exodus. That's been dated for December 12, 2014, but before that date was set, it wasn't clear whether that might be Scott's next movie or not. A few months back, it was reported that Christian Bale was in talks to play the role of Moses although nothing has been confirmed on that end either.

That will open a week before the final chapter of Peter Jackson's latest Tolkien trilogy The Hobbit: There and Back Again. It also gets a jump on Warner Bros.' own planned biblical epic about Moses, Gods and Kings, which doesn't have a director yet.

Lastly, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Jason Reitman's adaptation of Joyce Maynard's Labor Day, starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin, will be released by Paramount Pictures in select cities on Christmas Day later this year and then will expand into more cities on January 10 of next year before going wide on January 31, 2014.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Assassin's Creed
PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:43 pm 
User avatar
Editor Emeritus of SDCC
Offline

Joined: Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:30 pm
Posts: 22192
Location: San Diego, California
Frank Marshall Boards Assassin's Creed

by SuperHeroHype

June 11, 2013

Frank Marshall has signed on to produce the upcoming big screen take on Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed, according to a story today at The Hollywood Reporter. Set to star Michael Fassbender, the film version is slated to hit the big screen May 22, 2015.

The original game involves a bartender named Desmond Miles, captured by a secret organization with ties to the Knight Templar who repeatedly send Miles back in time into the body of his assassin ancestors to retrieve valuable historical artifacts, the first time going back to the Crusades.

Marshall's wide range of producerial credits include Raiders of the Lost Ark, Back to the Future, The Sixth Sense and the upcoming (but currently on hold) Jurassic Park IV.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Assassin's Creed
PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:07 pm 
User avatar
Editor Emeritus of SDCC
Offline

Joined: Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:30 pm
Posts: 22192
Location: San Diego, California
Safe House Director Daniel Espinosa Up for Assassin’s Creed?

SuperHeroHype

Jan 23, 2014

Twitch is reporting that 20th Century Fox and the producer's of Assassin's Creed have "zeroed in" on Safe House director Daniel Espinosa to helm the big screen adaptation of the popular game franchise. This remains unconfirmed for the time being, but check back here for future updates on the matter.

Espinosa made a splash in the film world with his 2010 debut Easy Money, which proved to be quite the success overseas. He then directed Safe House, starring Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds, which went on to gross over $200 million at the global box office. The director is currently finishing up his third film, Child 44, which will see release later this year.

With a release date set for August 7, 2015, Assassin's Creed will need a director to board the project soon if production is expected to get started in the coming months. Michael Fassbender is set to star in the film and he'll co-produce with Frank Marshall. Michael Lesslie has penned the screenplay.

The original game involves Desmond Miles, captured by a secret organization with ties to the Knight Templar who repeatedly send Miles back in time into the body of his assassin ancestors to retrieve valuable historical artifacts, the first time going back to the Crusades.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Assassin's Creed
PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:33 pm 
User avatar
Editor Emeritus of SDCC
Offline

Joined: Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:30 pm
Posts: 22192
Location: San Diego, California
Assassin’s Creed Gets New Screenwriting Talent with Exodus: Gods and Kings Pair

SuperHeroHype

Apr 07, 2014

The upcoming big screen adaptation of the hit video game franchise Assassin's Creed has scored two new writers. Deadline reports that Bill Collage and Adam Cooper, best known for their work on Ridley Scott's upcoming biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings, will rewrite Michael Lesslie's adapted screenplay. Michael Fassbender remains attached to headline and produce.

The original game involves Desmond Miles, captured by a secret organization with ties to the Knight Templar who repeatedly send Miles back in time into the body of his assassin ancestors to retrieve valuable historical artifacts, the first time going back to the Crusades.

No director is, as of yet, attached to Assassin's Creed, although recent rumors have named Safe House helmer Daniel Espinosa a likely candidate. With a release date set for August 7, 2015, expect an official confirmation in the very near future.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Assassin's Creed
PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:13 am 
User avatar
Editor Emeritus of SDCC
Offline

Joined: Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:30 pm
Posts: 22192
Location: San Diego, California
Director Justin Kurzel Boards Assassin’s Creed with Michael Fassbender

SuperHeroHype

Apr 29, 2014

Although star Michael Fassbender has been signed on for the video game adaptation for more than a year, Assassin's Creed has only just named its director. Deadline reports that Justin Kurzel (who just worked with Fassbender on the upcoming Macbeth) will direct the May 22, 2015 release.

The original game involves Desmond Miles, captured by a secret organization with ties to the Knight Templar who repeatedly send Miles back in time into the body of his assassin ancestors to retrieve valuable historical artifacts, the first time going back to the Crusades.

Fassbender is also set to co-produce with Frank Marshall. Michael Lesslie is providing the adapted screenplay.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Copyright © www.actionfigureinsider.com


[ Time : 0.087s | 11 Queries | GZIP : Off ]