Assassin's Creed is getting the movie treatment and Michael Fassbender is in the frame, that much has been known for a while now. However, a new interview with Ubisoft's chief sales and marketing officer Geoffroy Sardin suggests that the 'fast tracked' film is coming next year. Get your pinches of salt ready people.
Speaking with GI.Biz, Sardin said in relation to Assassin's Creed 3's transmedia empire, "Another thing that is very important for the lifecycle is the transmedia offer. All the figurines, the books, the publishing, and we have a movie in the next coming year. So it's not only about games, we are talking about a global brand, and this is the life cycle management we want to set up now.”
Note the line about the film coming in the next year. Now, this could mean financial year 2013/14, or it could mean a 2013 release window for the flick. We do know that the movie is being fast tracked for release, so a release next year could be a possibility.
We've contacted Ubisoft for clarification.
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