Sony Pictures Securing "Assassin's Creed" Film Rights

Ubisoft's historical action games to be developed into movie franchise

Variety reports that Sony Pictures is closing a deal to adapt Ubisoft's mega game series Assassin's Creed into a feature film franchise. Ubisoft has been shopping the property around for the past few months, and it looks like Sony came out on top.


Ubisoft launched Ubisoft Motion Pictures in May just for this type of venture, and is looking to maintain more creative control over the development of its games as they branch out into other platforms. Sony is in final negotiations to adapt and distribute the historical action property.  


The story of the first game follows Desmond Miles, a bartender kidnapped by the Abstergo Corporation. It's in their headquarters that he is introduced to the Animus, a machine that replays the genetic memories of the user's ancestors. Thus begins his adventure in the assassinating shoes of Altaïr ibn La-Ahad in the time of the Third Crusade.


This news is perfectly timed for the release of Assassin's Creed: Revelations, which is set to tie a bow on the story of protagonist Ezio Auditore da Firenze on November 15.


Via First Showing

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