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Quick Quotes – Hollywood doubtful on Assassin’s Creed movie

Friday, 4th November 2011 00:30 GMT By Brenna Hillier

“The whole Ubisoft/Sony deal is a waste of ink, paper and time. The level of control Sony gave up means, effectively, that Assassin’s Creed will never — and I mean never — get made.”

“They want to be able to pull the plug on the whole movie’s development if they decide to. It’s ridiculous.”

“As a director, even Steven Spielberg cannot get this kind of deal.”

Speaking to NY Mag, anonymous studio executives and insiders express doubts over Ubisoft’s insistence on creative control.

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  1. Yoshi

    Good, Hollywoods shit stain can stay away from it XD Let some real directors and writers take this on :P

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Gheritt White

    This should be a TV series, not a movie.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. YoungZer0

    Maybe that was their goal all along?

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Maximum Payne

    @2 Problem is then it cost a lot for tv show but again if HBO can do Games of Thrones then AC wouldn’t be a problem :D

    #4 3 years ago
  5. TD_Monstrous69

    Ah, studio reps complaining because the executives at Sony didn’t try to insist on a stranglehold in creativity. Yea, letting a videogame company (Ubisoft) have complete creative control on how to make a videogame movie based on their own property, oh that’s just about the worst idea imaginable. SERIOUSLY?! I give the people at Sony who put this deal together kudos for using a different approach than what most other studios would do. Because it seems like they have an understanding on how great the Assasin’s Creed property is as a game franchise (or at least should, if not, more than sure their Playstation division could fill them in on how many consoles that franchise has probably helped sell) and on how great it could be as a movie if done right. So why not let the folks who made this IP the fastest selling new IP in the history of games have chief creative say on how to make the movie? Because lets face it, if 20th Century FOX or (even worse) LucasArts got a hold of this, it’d probably have amazing sound design, but it’d (probably) end up being a stupid family film (which basically means plotlines and content get sclaed back in an attempt to get a lower rating like PG) with an over emphasism on CG, and some stupid (possibly stereotypical) character who really doesn’t have much to do with the main story at all.

    #5 3 years ago