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Assassin's Creed Movie Is Now In Production

by Jeff Marchiafava on Feb 12, 2015 at 05:59 AM

Ubisoft has announced that the much-discussed Assassin's Creed film has finally been greenlit and is now in production.

Ubisoft announced a deal with New Regency for an Assassin's Creed film back in 2012, which included Michael Fassbender signing on as the lead actor. Since then the status of the movie has been in question, due in part to a delay in the projected release.

Today during Ubisoft's third-quarter fiscal earnings call, the publisher offered an update, announcing that the film has officially been greenlit and is now in production. Ubisoft says the film is on track to meet its new 2016 release date, which was announced last month.

 

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I still have plenty of reservations about whether or not Hollywood can make an Assassin's Creed movie that doesn't suck, but I respect Michael Fassbender's work, and it's good to hear that Ubisoft and New Regency are confident enough in the script to finally greenlight the project. Then again, Ubisoft also signed off on the Prince of Persia film, and we saw how that turned out...