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Assassin's Creed movie to be re-written

Film to be re-written by Adam Cooper and Bill Collage, who most recently wrote scripts for acclaimed directors Ridley Scott and Darren Aronofsky.

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The Assassin's Creed movie is being re-written. Hollywood news site Deadline reports that Adam Cooper and Bill Collage are rewriting the script for the live-action movie starring Michael Fassbender.

Ubisoft Motion Pictures and New Regency are bringing the movie to market, though no director, cast, release date, or plot details have been announced for the big-screen adaptation of the acclaimed stealth-action series.

Cooper and Collage most recently wrote the original draft for Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods & Kings. They also worked together on the script for George Washington biopic The General, which will be directed by Noah and Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky.

This is not the first time the Assassin's Creed movie has been re-written. British playwright Michael Lesslie wrote one of the first drafts of the Assassin's Creed film before Academy Award nominee Scott Frank (The Wolverine, Minority Report) took over.

The next Assassin's Creed game is Assassin's Creed Unity for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. It launches this fall, and according to multiple reports, it won't be the only new Assassin's Creed game on the market. A second game, Assassin's Creed Comet, is reportedly coming to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Ubisoft has a total of six movies currently in production. In addition to Assassin's Creed, Ubisoft is making motion pictures based on tentpole franchises like Watch Dogs, Far Cry, Splinter Cell, Ghost Recon, and Rabbids.

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