New Regency has slowly been moving forward with Ubisoft's big screen adaptation of Assassin's Creed that is set to star Michael Fassbender. They are currently in talks with Justin Kurzel to direct the film. Kurzel recently directed an adaptation of Macbeth, which starred Fassbender. The actor obviously enjoyed working with him, and I'm sure he's using his producing power to help him get the gig.
I have no idea how good of a director Kurzel is, He hasn't done much, and I'm not familiar with anything that he has made. The last thing we heard about the project was that writers Bill Collage and Adam Cooper (Accepted) were brought on to write a script that would weave together the tale for the freerunning assassin.
Even though the film has a director, it's been said that Ubisoft will maintain control of key elements of the movie's creative direction. I'm sure the studio will want to stay close to the story of the video game, which centers on a bartender who is captured by a secret corporation with ties to the Knights Templar, and learns his ancestors were trained assassins. He's then sent back in time to kick some ass and retrieve historical artifacts.
Other directors that were up for the job included Daniel Espinosa (Safe House) and Garreth Evans (The Raid). Oh, how I wish Evans would have been the one to direct this movie. It's really sad that it won't happen, he could have done amazing things with Assassin's Creed. Hopefully Kurzel has what it takes to make this movie awesome.
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