The Assassin’s Creed movie officially has a release date.
If the film doesn’t hit any major speed bumps during production, then the adaptation of Ubisoft’s successful series will land in theaters on May 22, 2015.
While nothing official has been released by 20th Century Fox as of this writing, a listing at Box office Mojo suggests the film is slated to arrive in the next few years.
Prometheus and X-Men: First Class star Michael Fassbender will tackle the lead role in the Assassin’s Creed movie. The actor will reportedly co-produce the movie through his company DMC Film. New Regency and Ubisoft Motion Pictures will also help bring the project to fruition.
New Regency president and CEO Brad Weston said last year that bringing the series to the big screen would be a challenge. Weston added that the company did everything in their power to secure rights to the franchise. He was particularly excited with Fassbender’s decision to sign on for the film.
Ubisoft Motion Pictures CEO Jean-Julien Baronnet was also quite excited about the prospect of an Assassin’s Creed movie.
“Bringing aboard New Regency’s renowned production and distribution expertise while maintaining our own creative and financial flexibility ensures that ‘Assassin’s Creed’ will be a high-quality film that respects the lore and fans of the video game franchise,” Baronnet added.
According to the folks at MovieWeb, the adaptation will tell the story of a man who discovers that his ancestors were highly-trained assassins. He is forced to travel back through time to collect a handful of artifacts after he is kidnapped by an organization with ties to the Knights Templar.
Although the movie has been scheduled for May of 2015, anything can happen between now and then. One look at the proposed Bioshock movie proves that these projects can fall apart at the drop of a hat.
Are you a fan of the Assassin’s Creed series? What do you think about 20th Century Fox’s adaptation starring Michael Fassbender?