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Ubisoft Hires Short Film Writer for Assassin's Creed Movie

By - Source: Eurogamer | B 10 comments

Despite landing names like Fassbender and Hardy, this short film writer doesn't hail from Hollywood fame.

Ubisoft's finally landed a screenwriter for its big screen adaptation of Assassin's Creed starring Michael Fassbender.

Recently, Ubisoft Motion Picture's announced a string of good news. Not only did it land Michael Fassbender for a leading role, but also Bane actor Tom Hardy to star in Splinter Cell and Eric Warren, who penned The International, as the screenwriter. With all that Hollywood talent, it seems more than likely that Ubisoft would return to the same pool for Assassin's Creed's screenwriter.

Instead, Ubisoft has looked into theatrical circles and pulled out Michael Lesslie, who's relatively unknown. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Lesslie's written a few short films and the National Theatre production of Prince of Denmark, a prequel to Hamlet.

Since this will be Lesslie's first go at feature length film writing, we can only hope that Ubisoft Motion Picture manages to guide him and the movie to be a non-travesty for fans of the videogames.


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    makaveli316 , January 20, 2013 9:53 AM
    Please, hire some big name, some real professional or leave it be, don't ruin this by making a crappy film.
    It's a great game, please make a great movie.
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    raidenfox123 , January 20, 2013 10:46 AM
    A big name does not necessarily mean that it will be a hit my friend, actually I find that people that are unknown tend to put more into it then someone that is known.
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    Anonymous , January 20, 2013 11:04 AM
    Great game?
    Now thats funny...
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    bustapr , January 20, 2013 11:54 AM
    starring Fassbender, TAKE MY MONEY! I hope this writer writes a good take on the story and not some halfassed exact video game adaption like everyone seems to want. I prefer seeing an original or loosely based take in movie games. feels like they fail too often because they try to please gamers by making it too similar to the games.
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    4745454b , January 20, 2013 12:10 PM
    To similar to games? I find that nearly never happens.

    I don't care if the name is big or small. As long as they can stay close to the feel of game.
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    acerace , January 20, 2013 1:46 PM
    It'll be a very great movie if Christopher Nolan directed it. :D 
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    alchemy69 , January 20, 2013 3:31 PM
    Was Uwe Boll not available?
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    rocknrollz , January 20, 2013 4:35 PM
    Glad they picked someone that they felt had the skill to write it, and not just based on reputation.
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    jahrasta311 , January 20, 2013 6:42 PM
    Not sure what the dude's height has to do with his film-making ability, but ok.
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    nameon , January 21, 2013 7:18 AM
    OH MY GOD, this is the slowest piece of news i've ever seen to come out of Tom's...!!!!
    We have had this news for MONTHS now, seriously dissapointed right now....

    Tom,... Get your Shit together!!!
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