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.