Fox‘s Assassin’s Creed adaptation is seems to be going through the script writing version of musical chairs. Like a lot of other movies, Assassin’s Creed is bouncing from one re-write to the next, while that 2015 release date looms closer and closer. This time the script writing team of Adam Cooper and Bill Collage are taking a crack at Ubisoft‘s video game franchise.
Although their names might not click at first, you’ve probably seen some of their work, Accepted, Tower Heist, New York Minute, and Exodus: Gods and Kings.
Hmm, maybe this isn’t exciting news for Creed fans, but I have to say that Accepted is a fun Sunday afternoon movie. Although when looking at those movies, the one thing that sticks out like a sore thumb, is the comedic aspect of the majority of their work. Is comedy what we want in Assassin’s Creed?
One would hope this would just be a script polishing run Cooper and Collage, as the script has already gone through a couple of writes by Michael Lesslie, and Scott Frank (The Wolverine), but one can also gather that it needs more than just a spell check. Something major in the script is not working or the executives in charge would move on to the next step in production.
Michael Fassbender has been reported to be attached as the movie’s lead, but it’s still listed as a rumor over at IMDB. With Ridley Scott‘s Prometheus sequel scheduled to start production and some other projects that Fassbender has ink on contract for looming, if Assassin’s Creed hopes to lock Fassbender down, they’d better hurry.
Throw in that a director is still to be announced, and fans might want to take a deep breath. The latest word on a director is that Daniel Espinosa (Safe House) is being considered.
Assassin’s Creed movie follows a present-day bartender named Desmond Miles who is descended from a long line of assassins. By using a device called the Animus, he is able to access the memories of his ancestors.
Assassin’s Creed is scheduled to hit the big screen August 7th, 2015.