Assassin's Creed movie coming May 2015, says report

Upcoming video game adaptation to feature Michael Fassbender in starring role.

A new report suggests that the upcoming Assassin's Creed movie could reach cinemas on May 22, 2015.

An update on Box Office Mojo pegs the May 2015 release date. The in-production movie stars Michael Fassbender in a lead role, and a screenplay penned by Michael Lesslie.

Lesslie previously penned the Hamlet prequel Prince of Denmark for the theatre. The play features a teenage Hamlet, Ophelia, and Laertes and their exploits around Elsinore castle.

Details about the film's director and supporting cast are still unknown.

Ubisoft announced in October 2012 that it has "fast-tracked" the movie and partnered with production outfit New Regency.

Last week Ubisoft said that it did not expect this year's Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag to match the sales of 2012's Assassin's Creed III.

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SHERNEE
SHERNEE

Sony wanted to by the rights to the AC movie but Ubi never sold it to them because they would have changed too much. So I have high hopes it'll be decent (fingers crossed).Video game movies could work well if they stay strict to how the game actually is. It's like how super hero movies took a long while to become actually really good instead of being super cheesy like they first started off (roughly).

Biscuit__Head
Biscuit__Head

This' ll be good however if they do what they did on prince of persia it wont be as greatas Iit could be although im talking shit ....I've always had faith in Ubisoft and always will coz no matter what people say they always deliver good entertainment and im sure they'll do right and make another wicked part of entertainment!

telaros
telaros

Haven't we had like 4 movies already?

sneakthief81
sneakthief81

Fassbender was a good idea..hope it doesn't turn into Prince of Persia movie, or Hitman movie, or Doom movie, or any of the other hundreds of game-to-movies they have f'd up royally..which makes me kinda sad when I think about it cuz i'm a big AC fan..

davetbeau
davetbeau

As much as I love the Assassins Creed series, I'll probably skip it and watch The Avengers 2 for the fifth time when Assassins Creed releases. 

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

I would like to be excited about this. But most movies based on videogame IPs don't work out well.

SerOlmy
SerOlmy

As much a fan of AC as I am AC3 really was a let down.  That said I am a fan of Fassbender and since Ubi has creative control and I believe it is Fassbender's production company behind it I have some hope it will be good.  Here is hoping they go with the Ezio story arc since he is a better character, but as long as it isn't Conner I think they should be fine.

Oh, and they should definitely get Kristen Bell to reprise her role =P


PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

I really do like Fassbender, but my tolerance for Assassin's Creed has run its course.

alejozunleashed
alejozunleashed

Interesting indeed...hope it doesn't go down like most videogame-based flicks

2bitSmOkEy
2bitSmOkEy

It could be good.  Definitely one of the better gaming franchises out there that could make the successful jump to movies.

krystyla
krystyla

Should have taken Russell Crow

Buck_Swaggler
Buck_Swaggler

Please god let this be like the movie with Ezio's dad.  

Please.

Mega_Loser
Mega_Loser

i'm so happy to see the transformation of the series to the big screen! i'll totally raid the cinema and even street fight for the privilege of a ticket and doom to anyone that denies it from me. i'll be so absorbed in the dark room, it'll be almost as if i'm alone.

nirzor07
nirzor07

Wasn't there supposed to be a warcraft movie?

alcatraz223
alcatraz223

i bet this movie will get average ratings and after 1-2 months after its release everybody will forget about it just like they did with prince of persia. i find it funny that the people who are making this movie think that it will be such a big success.

atlanticmoon
atlanticmoon

I haven't seen a video game translated into a good movie, ever. I like Fassbender though.

CraZkid37
CraZkid37

Ubisoft has fought for major creative control over this movie for awhile so I know they are not taking this lightly. I can't wait personally, but the pressure is on indefinitely.

MajinSquall
MajinSquall

as long as it was done like assassin's creed lineage then i'm all for it

darkPSPfan
darkPSPfan

knew about fassbender (and totaly love the choice), but i thought it's gonna be sooner :/

Sun-Tzu-GE
Sun-Tzu-GE

I have a feeling that they will bastardize the assassin's creed story just like they did with dragon ball.I hope to be prove wrong of course.

wexorian
wexorian

Another fail movie about Ubisoft game Like prince of persia movie was lame.

soulless4now
soulless4now

It's coming out the same week I should be graduating from college. Hmm...

amir_g_m
amir_g_m

The movie has a greater potential than game sequels apparently 

d3nR
d3nR

A movie? Huh... I thought ubisoft would be more of a 4 season tv series kinda company.

lilnazar
lilnazar

First Angry Birds, and now Assasins Creed. Trust me, no one will give a damn about these games in 2015. That's stupid.

tightwad34
tightwad34

@davetbeau Even  though I already said this will be meh, I would watch almost any movie for the first time before I watched one for the fifth time. The reason I don't own any movies is because they are the same everytime you watch them. Game of Thrones excluded( I know it's a show, but my lord is it good).

Chr0noid
Chr0noid

@krystyla No.  Russel Crowe is a jerk IRL.   he's already been in every historical action film to date.   Him and Ridley Scott need to get a room. 

Hurvl
Hurvl

@atlanticmoon I have seen a few entertaining movies, but none that was truly good. I think Michael Fassbender might make this film worth watching.

Chr0noid
Chr0noid

@darkPSPfan DAT FASS BABY

 I'm going to see the movie for him alone.  If anyone can make a video game movie awesome, it's him.  

RIIIIKU
RIIIIKU

@wexorian I wouldnt call the Prince of Persia movie Epic......but it was very far from Lame !

SerOlmy
SerOlmy

@Fo_Fai @krystyla Have to agree with Krys on this one. He may be a colossal d-bag in real life but he is a really good actor.  Gladiator is one of my favorite movies of all time.

cdragon_88
cdragon_88

@RIIIIKU @cdragon_88 @wexorian it was all flash and no substance. too much focus on the big bang, boom, how cool i can jump, like a on rails COD game--except it was a movie....and it was Prince of Persia.

RIIIIKU
RIIIIKU

@cdragon_88 @RIIIIKU @wexorian  ......well every one has his opinion i guess............but i have to ask....what does COD have to do with Anything on this matter :D ???