Report – Sony Pictures close to signing Assassin’s Creed deal with Ubisoft

Thursday, 20th October 2011 14:16 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Sony Pictures is “closing in on a deal to develop a film franchise” around Assassin’s Creed, Hollywood trade paper Variety is reporting this afternoon.

Negotiations have entered final stages, following a bidding war for the film rights that’s been going on for the past couple months between various studios, including Sony and Universal.

Through Ubisoft’s Motion Pictures division, which it launched last year, the publisher will keep creative control of the movie, a “key” point while talking with Sony, according to Variety.

Sony Pictures has refused to comment, but Ubisoft’s said it had “no specific news to share at this time.”

The next big installment in the Assassin’s Creed franchise, which first started in 2007, launches on November 18 with Revelations on PS3 and 360.



  1. StolenGlory

    I think they should cast me as Ezio. I have the build, the European features, the beard and… the beard.

    Of course, it would have to be on the caveat that they don’t E-V-E-R allow my hood to fall back and expose my receding hairline, but then again, that’s what CG is for I guess :)

    On a serious note though, i’ll be interested to see what an AC film turns out like.

    More District 13 and less Prince of Persia please :)

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Yoshi

    @1 When was District 13 based on a game? :P Plus Prince of Persia wasn’t bad except for the extremely corny ending… it’s nearly as bad as “and it was all a dream <3" XD

    It'll certainly be good to see this come into the movie scene. I just hope that they don't try and rush this. Plus they've already shown AC can be in movie form with the Lineage shorts.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. StolenGlory


    It wasn’t based on game obviously. Sorry, I didn’t really make myself clear at all; I meant in regards to quality of parkour on offer :)

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Fin

    Jason Statham as Ezio and Altair and Desmond.

    I’d watch it.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. StolenGlory


    Quite the Statham fan aren’t you? :)

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Yoshi

    @3 Ahh okay :P Well in that sense yes a lot more District 13 haha :P

    Jason Statham? wtf? He would never suit the role of Ezio, Altair and Desmond. XD

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Gheritt White

    There quite a well thought out dream cast list here:

    That said, I think Jonathan Rhys Meyers might be a good actor for Altair/Desmond/Ezio and Christopher Lee would work well as Al Mualim.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. StolenGlory


    Good call on Rhys Meyers! I’ve been watching a hell-load of The Tudors lately and have been really impressed with his work.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. xino

    there’s already a assassins creed film:/
    i dunno if its out or not, but the trailer is out for the film
    i saw it on twitch

    #9 3 years ago
  10. badboy_122

    keanu reeves is perfect for this movie

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Freek

    So, will the first movie feature the same 3 scenes over and over and over again? :p

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Yoshi

    @7 That’s an epic cast list. Would be perfect.

    @9 You’re getting confused with the Lineage shorts.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Erthazus

    @Gheritt white, perfect list.

    Agree with everything except for Maria Thorpe – Eva Green

    #13 3 years ago
  14. 2plus2equals5

    I hope this will end with a good movie, i want a good vg-based movie.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Maximum Payne

    Al Mualim – Liam Neeson EPIC WIN!
    This could be potentially new Matrix :P

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Ireland Michael

    @15 An Irish actor playing a middle age Syrian? Please.

    Liam Neeson can’t act, and he has the dull, quiet and monotonous voice I’ve ever heard too. He wouldn’t have any of the commanding presence required for a character like Al Mualim.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. LOLshock94

    @7 great list but i think dominic cooper will make a better altair then tom hardy.

    #17 3 years ago

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