Game developer Ubisoft will contribute in key creative elements for the film such as screenplay.
Video games remodeled for screen viewing have garnered rave response from cinema lovers, but many gaming freaks don't accept the screen adaptation that easily, their expectations from a more lively film medium being sky high.
Leaving no stone unturned, New Regency has vowed to accomplish their fascinating film on popular game Assassin's Creed. More interestingly, this time French game developer Ubisoft will collaborate with New Regency to accelerate the film development project.
"Ubisoft chose to partner with New Regency because they are a talent- and filmmaker-driven company, with the same independent and creative mindset that we have at Ubisoft Motion Pictures," Jean-Julien Baronnet, CEO of Ubisoft Motion Pictures, said in a statement.
"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."
The film stars Michael Fassbender, who recently had a successful stint with sci-fi film Prometheus. "Having just finished working with Michael on Steve McQueen's 12 Years A Slave (with Plan B) made the partnership even more irresistible," said Brad Weston, president and CEO of New Regency.
Worth mentioning, News Regency holds a reputed label with some of classic films under their portfolio such as Fight Club, Man on Fire, Mr. and Mrs. Smith and Marley & Me. The quality of the Assassin's Creed film will largely depend on the creative expertise New Regency acquires for screenwriting, directing, and acting.
Ubisoft had achieved milestone success in key elements of creativity. The company in its thirst to enhance its talent formed Ubisoft Motion Pictures in January 2011. The production house is also working on TV series based on the Rabbids video game franchise and movies based on Tom Clancy Splinter Cell and Ghost Recon games.
Prince of Persia, another Ubisoft series, is regarded as one of the best video game movie adaptations ever. Perhaps the company foresees to meet the expectations and bring Assassin's Creed firmly into "mostly watchable" league.
Assassin's Creed III launch approaches
Assassin's Creed III is scheduled to be released on Oct. 31 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and the PC. Players control protagonist Connor, a lone assassin fighting against enemies looking to win the Revolutionary War and control the 13 colonies.