Assassin’s Creed: The Video Game Film That Could
Ubisoft and Regency Company had finally pushed through with the film adaptation of Assassin's Creed along with an official release date. Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard is the latest name to be included in this project. American screenwriter and director Scott Frank also joined to redraft the original screenplay which was done by Bafta-nominated screenwriter Michael Leslie.
Cotillard will be reunited with Michael Fassebender and directorJustin Kurzel who both directed them in the upcoming British drama "Macbeth". Frank is no stranger to adaptations as he co-wrote the script for "Minority Report" in 2002. Frank is also noted for being the director and writer of the recent 2014 crime drama-thriller, "A Walk Among The Tombstones" which starred Liam Neeson.
Last August 2014 in IGN.COM, Fassbender talked about the skepticism that has continuously revolved in the project and how he wants to remain faithful to the game's story.
"I know, I love these rumors!" he exclaimed. "It's fantastic. People talk about it, and they're hopefully interested. Nothing has changed, yeah. I'm still a part of Assassin's Creed, and we're working on the script as we speak. Actually, I'm going to go back and see the writers when I get back to Europe."
"You know, we absolutely want to respect the game," Fassbender said. "There's so much cool stuff in the game that we're actually spoiled for choice in terms of what we can use and what we can't, but we also want to bring new elements to it and perhaps our own version of things that already exist in the game. But we're definitely making a feature film, and we're approaching it as a feature film, as opposed to approaching it as a video game... "So I'm really excited about it, and we're working very hard to make sure that we've got the best and most exciting, original package."
Assassin's Creed is a video game first published by Ubisoft in 2007, it is story-driven game play about a man who retraces his roots as a deadly world-class contract killer.