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Studio developing new game-based film

20 October 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

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Sony Holds To Assassin's Creed

This past May, games company Ubisoft announced it would be forming its own film company to generate movies based on its more popular titles such as Splinter Cell, Ghost Recon and Assassin’s Creed. Now it would seem it’s locked in a studio partner for that last one, with Sony pressing start on a deal to bring Creed to the big screen.

The game’s narrative follows bartender Desmond Miles, a seemingly ordinary man kidnapped by a secret organisation called Abstergo. Using a mysterious device, they force him to experience the memories of his assassin ancestors, and send him on missions to locate artefacts that can control mankind.

Given its cinematic look and feel, it was only a matter of time before Creed hit screens, but Ubisoft is trying to make sure it maintains creative control after watching other game-based movies sit in limbo or get badly twisted in development.

There’s no word on a writer or director being attached yet and it’s far too early for any casting to be considered. But Sony – which beat out the likes of Universal for the Creed rights – is clearly eager to keep finding console-based source material, having already got Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune and InFamous working their way through producers and directors.


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RE: RE:
hire scott adkins as the assassin and the film will be awesome...simple More

Posted by Frank Castle at 00:33 on 23 October 2011 | Report This Post

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L: blink video games movies don't work!!here's nothing to say they can't work. A good film is a good film, no matter where the concept originates. The reason video game movies have a tendency to be shit is because no-one really cares about them. Shitty directors, shitty writers, shitty producers... But somehow, quality acting talent is attracted to these shitty movies. Probably for the same reason the studios make them: to trade on the name. They think that'll be enough to be More

Posted by max314 at 04:56 on 22 October 2011 | Report This Post

Only reason they dont work...
is cos not one VG adaptation has had a decent director. Halo plus Jackson would have been feckin awesome if it had of happened. Prince of Persia copied loadsa scenes directly out of Assassins Creed. FYI. More

Posted by GFoley83 at 22:49 on 20 October 2011 | Report This Post

House of the dead, Resident Evil, Street Fighter, Super Mario Bros...... I mean, what the hell can go wrong?? ;) More

Posted by shitneck at 21:49 on 20 October 2011 | Report This Post

NNNOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!! why??????? video games movies don't work!! why can't hollywood realise this!! More

Posted by blink at 20:24 on 20 October 2011 | Report This Post

All I can say is KEEP UWE BOLL THE HELL AWAY FROM IT. More

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