Ubisoft’s film division, Ubisoft Motion Pictures, has already started to spec out a screenplay and the partnership ensures that they have creative control of the characters and plot.
“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.”
Michael Fassbender is already attached to the project and slated to star in the new film,though details of whether he would play an assassin or whether this is tied in to one of the game’s characters are unknown.
Ubisoft are also attached to projects to bring the Rabbids characters to TV via France Televisions and Nickelodeon and 2 more feature-length movies based on the Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon video game franchises, which are already in development.