Empire reports that there are new writers on board the upcoming movie adaptation of Ubisoft’s hit video game, Assassin's Creed.
Michael Fassbender is still slated to produce and star in the film, however, it appears that the studio feels the need to bring in writers Bill Collage and Adam Cooper to weave the tale of the freerunning assassin.
The duo has previously written Accepted and New York Minute (that one starred Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen), and they got a story credit for Tower Heist. Not sounding so stellar, I know, but they have several higher profile, more prestigious films in the pipeline, including projects with Darren Aronofsky (The General) and Ridley Scott (Exodus). They’re also working on an adaptation of the novel Devil in the Grove, Jerry Bruckheimer’s Shake, and Luc Besson’s Transporter 4.
I am one who believes in the stigma associated with video games turned into movies. 90% just don’t seem to work. I love playing Assassins Creed, and I am a fan of Fassbender's work. Hopefully the Cooper/Collage combo can bring an acceptable product for us to enjoy.
For right now the studio is still holding on to an August 2015 release date. Considering the fact that there is still no director attached to this film, I am having my doubts about that.
Until Next Time…