Justin Kurzel to Direct ASSASSIN'S CREED Film


By Amirose Eisenbach May 1, 2014


The wonderful Michael Fassbender has been attached to star and produce in the video-game adaptation "Assassin's Creed" for a couple of years now. The project has been developing at a rather slow pace but now it appears to have gained some momentum. Justin Kurzel, who directed Fassbender in "Macbeth", is now in talks to helm the production.

Daniel Espinosa, who previously helmed the dramatic thriller "Safe House", was previously in talks to direct. A few other names like Gareth Evans have been discussed but nothing has come to fruition. Kurzel is the first name that has emerged in some time that seems to really be in conversation to direct.

The script was penned by playwright Michael Lesslie with rewrites conducted by screenwriter Scott Frank ("Minority Report"). Fassbender will play Desmond Miles in the film. 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.

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"Assassin's Creed" will hit AMC Theatres on August 7th, 2015

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