Partners Ubisoft and New Regency took another step toward delivering the upcoming Assassin's Creed movie with news from The Hollywood Reporter that British writer Michael Lesslie has been hired to tackle the script. Lesslie is best known as a playwright, having written Prince of Denmark, a one-act prelude to Hamlet, and a stage adaptation of the Hollywood film Swimming With Sharks.
Lesslie has considerably less experience in the world of film, with four IMDb credits to his name, all for short films. You can hear his written words at play in the above short, Airlock, Or How To Say Goodbye In Space, directed by Chris Boyle and starring Michael Sheen (Tron Legacy, 30 Rock), Steven Waddington (The Last of the Mohicans), and Derek Jacobi (The King's Speech, The Borgias).
Here's a fun fact: Chris Boyle also served as the creative lead and director on Call of Duty: Black Ops 2's in-game live-action sequences. By my count, that gives Lesslie just a single degree of separation from the games biz.