Ubisoft will partner with New Regency Productions on the planned Assassin's Creed movie, a morning press release reveals. Ubisoft maintains control of "key elements of the movie's creative direction," but script development is beginning "immediately" and the movie is now on a fast track to release.
New Regency will back up Ubisoft Motion Pictures with its background in production and distribution. It also helps that attached star Michael Fassbender is just coming off of a role in the upcoming New Regency release, Twelve Years a Slave.
For those among you who have long been pulling for video game adaptations to have their moment, keep watching this project closely. New Regency has some real quality in its release catalog, including the likes of Brazil, Natural Born Killers, and Fantastic Mr. Fox. Of course, it's also got the likes of Epic Move and Elektra. Here's hoping that Ubi's direct involvement means Assassin's Creed will find more in common with the former group.