The popular trend of adapting video games into feature films, is not slowing down anytime soon. The latest adaptation focuses on Ubisoft's "Assassin's Creed", which went on to sell over 40 million copies worldwide. We learned several weeks ago that Michael Fassbender is producing and starring in the film, but the project had yet to find a writer.
The search is over, as U.K. playwright Michael Lesslie has been hired to pen the script. You may be asking, Lesslie who? Lesslie has mostly written shorts, including "Skirt" and "Heavy Metal Drummer", and "Prince Of Denmark" for the stage. His limited body of work to date has been highly respected, and "Assassin's Creed" marks his first feature-length film.
In the film, Fassbender will play Desmond Miles. Miles is a bartender kidnapped by a secret corporation and sent back in time via the memories of his assassin ancestors, with the job of tracking down ancient artifacts. It will be interesting to see how they make this colorful story come to life on the big-screen.
Now that the writer is locked, the film still needs someone to helm and more actors to star alongside Fassbender. Especially with a Summer production date in mind.
We'll keep you posted as the story develops.
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