"Ubisoft and New Regency announced that they are partnering on the forthcoming Assassin’s Creed film.

    Ubisoft Motion Pictures, the film and television division of Ubisoft, will develop the Assassin’s Creed film in close collaboration with New Regency. The development of a screenplay is beginning immediately and the project is being fast tracked as the creative pieces come together, while allowing Ubisoft to maintain control of key elements of the movie’s creative direction…

    Here’s what Ubisoft Motion Pictures chief executive officer Jean-Julien Baronnet had to say about the new deal.

    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. 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.

    The partnership with New Regency comes hot on the heels of Ubisoft Motion Pictures attaching distinguished actor Michael Fassbender to the Assassin’s Creed film. Here’s what New Regency president and chief executive officer Brad Weston had to say.

    We wanted to do everything we could to secure the rights to Assassin’s Creed, which Ubisoft has maintained with such care and quality over the years. Having just finished working with [Michael Fassbender] on Steve McQueen'sTwelve Years a Slave  (with Plan B) made the partnership even more irresistible

    ...Assassin’s Creed comes to theaters in 2014 and stars Michael Fassbender .” — movieweb

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