There has been talk of the Assassin’s Creed film for a while now without a whole lot of forward movement on it. Hollywood has been high on adaptations of best-selling videogames for years now and a hit series like Assassin’s Creed was never going to escape the dark tower and the roving eye of Sauron that is Hollywood producers looking for easy money. Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Ubisoft and New Regency have tapped British playwright Michael Lesslie as the writer for the project, which is set to star Michael Fassbender.
Fassbender is of course no stranger to videogames as he served as the voice of Logan in Fable III and if you are having a tough time remembering him, think Magneto in X-Men: First Class or David in Prometheus. Michael Lesslie is a playwright who is best known for the play The Prince of Denmark, but has worked with short films as well.