According to 20th Century Fox, the hit video game franchise Assassin’s Creed will be made into a movie to be released May 22, 2015. Ubisoft, the developer of Assassin’s Creed, will collaborate with New Regency on the creation of Assassin’s Creed: The Movie.
Actor Michael Fassbender will produce and star in the film, although whether he will play the lead character Desmond Miles is uncertain. With his killer roles in Prometheus and X-Men: First Class, do you think Fassbender would do Desmond Miles justice?
Ubisoft has also placed English writer Michael Lesslie in charge of the script adaptation for the movie. No other cast or crew members have been announced.
Originally, the distributor for Assassin’s Creed: The Movie was Sony Entertainment, although Ubisoft recently changed the distributor to 20th Century Fox. Whether this move was well planned or not can only be decided with the movie’s success. As of now, the release date for the movie is just weeks after that of Marvel’s Avengers 2. Regardless of which movie will beat out the other, the summer of 2015 is already looking like a huge win for movie fans.