Ubisoft Motion Pictures, the film and television division of Ubisoft, will develop the AssassinÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Creed film in close collaboration with New Regency. The development of a screenplay is beginning immediately and the project is being fast tracked as the creative pieces come together, while allowing Ubisoft to maintain control of key elements of the movieÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s creative direction. Financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“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,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Jean-Julien Baronnet, chief executive officer, Ubisoft Motion Pictures. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Bringing aboard New RegencyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s renowned production and distribution expertise while maintaining our own creative and financial flexibility ensures that AssassinÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Creed will be a high-quality film that respects the lore and fans of the video game franchise.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The partnership with New Regency comes hot on the heels of Ubisoft Motion Pictures attaching distinguished actor Michael Fassbender to the AssassinÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Creed film.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We wanted to do everything we could to secure the rights to Assassin’s Creed, which Ubisoft has maintained with such care and quality over the years,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Brad Weston, president and chief executive officer, New Regency. “Having just finished working with Michael on Steve McQueenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 12 Years A Slave (with Plan B) made the partnership even more irresistible.”