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Assassin's Creed Movie: Ubisoft Announces Partnership with New Regency and Fox
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The Assassin's Creed movie is moving ahead unabated, with Ubisoft Motion Pictures (Ubi's own film and TV department formed in January 2011) today announcing that it's partnered up with New Regency to develop the film "in close collaboration". A screenplay is currently in the works, with the project now being "fast tracked" into production as "the creative pieces come together".

Ubisoft is to maintain creative control over the key elements of the Assassin's Creed film, which can only be considered a good thing, while Prometheus, X-Men: First Class and Shame actor, Michael Fassbender is also attached to the movie. The new partnership forged between Ubisoft Motion Pictures and New Regency comes off the back of Fassbender's involvement.

“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,” said New Regency President and CEO, Brad Weston. "Having just finished working with Michael on Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave (with Plan B) made the partnership even more irresistible."

Ubisoft is also working on a Rabbids TV series, that'll consist of 78 seven-minute CGI episodes, developed in partnership with France Televisions and Nickelodeon. Ubisoft Motion Pictures is also pushing ahead with feature-length movies for Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon. So, there you go. There'll be lots of video game-related movies coming your way. We're not quite sure whether that's a good thing or not...




 
 

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Comment #1 by Infomouse
Monday, October 22, 2012 @ 09:52:20 AM
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Another game-movie that will never see the light of day.


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Comment #2 by Tonic24k
Monday, October 22, 2012 @ 09:52:29 AM
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I dig it.


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Comment #3 by PG_MaxPayne
Monday, October 22, 2012 @ 09:53:35 AM
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Splinter Cell & Ghost Recon movies have the potential to be pretty cool! However, they're probably still 4+ years from gracing our screens. Good to see the Assassin's Creed movie is gaining some momentum for development!


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Comment #4 by twistedxdreamsx
Monday, October 22, 2012 @ 09:57:31 AM
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hopefully it actually does come out


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Comment #5 by sumthingchronic
Monday, October 22, 2012 @ 10:00:06 AM
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Hmmm, not gonna say anything until I see a trailer and either think "what the fuck! That looks amazing" or just simply "what the fuck?"


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Comment #6 by Mr Chr15topher
Monday, October 22, 2012 @ 10:02:10 AM
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Well, if the company who made the games holds onto the rights and is keeping a close eye on the way it is made, nothing can possibly go wrong with a game-movie, right? RIGHT?!


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Comment #7 by SeraphTC
Monday, October 22, 2012 @ 10:06:27 AM
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Fingers crossed that these franchise movies don't turn into a bag of shite.

Given the way Ubi have altered the direction of the Ghost Recon and Splinter Cell franchises of late, I'm not holding out much hope for their creative integrity in the face of piles of cash.


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Comment #8 by RDrules
Monday, October 22, 2012 @ 10:21:04 AM
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id be excited but its a very rare thing a movie from a computer game is anything but shit


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Comment #9 by AndruMonkey
Monday, October 22, 2012 @ 10:31:42 AM
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Well, as long as Uwe Boll isn't allowed within 100 miles of it, it will at least have a fighting chance of being OK, especially if Ubi are keeping an eye on things to stop writers who've never even played the game from mucking about with it too much.


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Comment #10 by psybOltOn
Monday, October 22, 2012 @ 10:35:28 AM
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Let's just hope they won't rape the franchise as they did it with Prince of Persia.


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Comment #11 by Slayinfool
Monday, October 22, 2012 @ 10:41:36 AM
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Whatever....


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Comment #12 by SUTCLIFF 286
Monday, October 22, 2012 @ 10:47:07 AM
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has great potential but will probably suffer the same fate as prince of persia (which was fucking awful)


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Comment #13 by bearmod
Monday, October 22, 2012 @ 10:53:20 AM
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It'd be cool of this actually got made but I'm not gonna hold my breath. I'm just going to assume that it will eventually slip into development hell like all the other video game movies.


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Comment #14 by Cinderkin
Monday, October 22, 2012 @ 11:35:10 AM
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Movies based on Video Games are not for the gamers.

Prime examples, Prince of Persia, Resident Evil, Street Fighter Legend of Chun Li. Those movies where gawd awful and yet my girlfriend who isn't a gamer at all loves them.


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Comment #15 by HorsemanOfWar16
Monday, October 22, 2012 @ 11:57:04 AM
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Michael Fassbender is a great actor, i think he could do really well as an Assassin ... but which one?!
Good to hear a game studios keeping such a tight rein on how the thing turns out - many gaming studios have made that mistake and resulted in utter shite movies.
ACIII not long now!


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Comment #16 by STONE DEVIL
Monday, October 22, 2012 @ 12:21:40 PM
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lol, this will suck. AC has too much in it for movie.


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Comment #17 by asilent boom
Monday, October 22, 2012 @ 12:40:21 PM
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I hope someone mentions CGI to them. I've seen some great CGI commecials for games and I always say why not do a movie that way.


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Comment #18 by Blue Thunder28
Monday, October 22, 2012 @ 12:52:43 PM
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I hope they get the budget they need to get the sets right since this is Assassin's Creed and all.


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Comment #19 by blackbriar83
Monday, October 22, 2012 @ 01:26:10 PM
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Hoping ubisoft get the final say on things. And hope it doesn't turn out like prince of Persia. Such a bad movie.


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Comment #20 by Bloodthorn
Monday, October 22, 2012 @ 02:21:02 PM
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Bioshock, Metal Gear and now Assassin's Creed. All of these would have the potential to be awesome movies, they just need to get the right crew and cast behind it. Fassbender is an awesome actor, will be interesting to see how this develops.


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Comment #21 by Rastaman20
Monday, October 22, 2012 @ 05:19:20 PM
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could be good with the right actors


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Comment #22 by finfan815
Monday, October 22, 2012 @ 07:34:18 PM
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@15 he is suppose to be playing altair


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Comment #23 by JackAzzMcTittles
Monday, October 22, 2012 @ 08:06:24 PM
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an AC movie has a lot of potential, but also a high risk factor. will be interesting if this ever sees the light of day


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Comment #24 by randallm33
Monday, October 22, 2012 @ 09:21:59 PM
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It is an attempt to destroy the assassins: Abstergo owns Fox.


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Comment #25 by Battletick
Monday, October 22, 2012 @ 10:20:58 PM
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If this actually happens they should totally make and Assassin's Creed movie game. :p


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Comment #26 by Habsfan
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 @ 02:08:02 AM
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Dear Ubisoft,
Do not let Uwe Boll direct the Assassin's Creed movie or be involved in any way. This goes for Micheal Bay aswell. Please, we beg you!


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Comment #27 by CyberPunch83
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 @ 08:52:08 AM
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I want an Assassin's Creed movie to be good, but we all know it won't. Video game-based movies, even those with the best of cast and crew, are doomed to failure right from the start. It's unavoidable. Let's just hope that a lot of money isn't thrown away for this one.


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Comment #28 by XAssassinX2819
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 @ 05:05:45 PM
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Anyone else thinking Liam Neeson for the aged Ezio? and could picture Mark Wahlberg being in there possibly. Let's get all the big names


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