The Wolverine Writer Is Now Rewriting The Assassin's Creed Script
Maybe someday the movie will actually show up in theaters.
Ubisoft has a half-dozen movies in the pipeline, as they seem insistent that all their major IPs should be turned into feature films. Their biggest franchise, Assassin's Creed, seems to be tailor-made for the silver screen. Could be great.
However, they've been talking about it for a while, and we haven't heard much in the way of progress. Now we learn that the script is being rewritten. According to a Creative Screenwriting interview with "The Wolverine" writer Scott Frank, the "Assassin's Creed" script is in his hands:
"I'm rewriting Assassin’s Creed right now, and what I love about it is that I've never adapted a video game before and it has its own set of challenges. Especially in the world of rewrites, I love trying to do something completely different if I can."
Frank received an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay for "Out of Sight" in 1998. He also wrote "Minority Report," "Marley & Me," and "Malice," among other credits. If you're wondering, British playwright Michael Lesslie had written the previous draft for the AC film, and we know Michael Fassbender ("Shame," "Inglorious Bastards") is on tap to play the protagonist. Not sure if that's the right fit, but...
No idea of Frank can get this right. That script may pass through many hands before anything happens.
8/16/2013 11:25:31 AM Ben Dutka