Screenwriter on Board for Assassin's Creed Movie
Written Tuesday, January 15, 2013 By Lee BradleyView author's profile
The Assassin’s Creed movie will be written by short film and stage scribe Michael Lesslie.
Relatively unknown, Lesslie has not written any feature length movies but has penned scripts for the short films Skirt and Heavy Metal Drummer, as well as a number of theatre projects.
The Assassin’s Creed movie is being made in collaboration between New Regency and Ubisoft Motion Pictures. It already has a lead in the form of X-Men: First Class and Prometheus star, Michael Fassbender.
Ubisoft Motion Pictures has been busy in recent months. In addition to the Assassin’s Creed movie the outfit has lined up films based on Splinter Cell and Ghost Recon. Dark Knight Rises and Inception star Tom Hardy has been confirmed to play Sam Fisher in the Splinter Cell film.
Whether any of these projects will ultimately make it to screens, however, is another thing altogether. Movie production is a delicate thing and even with stars and writers attached, some never see the light of day.
Yet Ubisoft look deadly serious and with such quality actors currently in place, we’d love to see how these pan out.