Rumors: Will the "Assassin's Creed" Movie Follow the "AC: Unity" Storyline?
A new rumor has just come out regarding the upcoming "Assassin's Creed" film. According to KpopStarz, the film may follow the same storyline as the newest release in the game series- "Assassin's Creed: Unity."
"Unity" takes place in Paris during the French Revolution, and follows an assassin named Arno Dorian.
The rumor has yet to be confirmed, however, as KpopStarz adds, "there are no final announcements for the plot or release date for the movie as of now."
An "Assassin's Creed" film has been in development since 2011, when Ubisoft and Sony Entertainment first came to an agreement to make the film. Later, Michael Fassbender was cast in the lead role (although it's still unknown what "Assassin's Creed" character he will be playing). Fassbender's casting was a bit of a surprise, given that acclaimed and extremely high-profile actors like Fassbender rarely make video game adaptations.
Reportedly, Fassbender had never actually played an "Assassin's Creed" game before signing on to star in the film. Ubisoft described the storyline to the actor, and he was so taken by the idea of reliving memories that he agreed to the part.
The film was originally written by Michael Leslie, but Ubisoft later had the script rewritten by Scott Frank, and then again by Adam Cooper and Bill Collage (the original writers of the upcoming Ridley Scott film, "Exodus: Gods and Kings").
Justin Kurzel, who directed Fassbender in this year's adaptation of "Macbeth," is also in talks to direct the film, although nothing has been finalized yet. Kurzel's involvement may give "Assassin's Creed" a little bit of a Shakespeare twist. This would make sense, given the game's typical medieval settings.
The film is slated for an August 7, 2015 release date.
Meanwhile, the latest "Assassin's Creed" game is coming along nicely. "Assassin's Creed: Unity" is reportedly the largest game ever made in the "Assassin's Creed" series. However, this may impact the game's release date, as hardware constraints may force Ubisoft to delay production. Right now, the game is set to release on October 28, 2014, but a delay or two may put it in the ballpark of the "Assassin's Creed" film.