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Ubisoft teams with Sony Pictures for feature-length Rabbids movie

We've known for a while that Ubisoft was planning to bring the manic, mush-mouthed Rabbids to the silver screen, but we now learn that the gaming giant has tapped Sony Pictures to aid in the attempt. "Sony Pictures has tremendous experience developing hybrid live-action-and-animated blockbusters...

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Ubisoft partners with Sony, New Regency on Watch Dogs movie

Ubisoft Motion Pictures, the film wing at the Ubisoft estate, has announced a new movie based on upcoming game Watch Dogs. The film, called a thriller in the announcement, is being developed in collaboration with Sony Pictures and New Regency Productions. If this all sounds familiar, it's...

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The Wolverine, Minority Report scribe rewriting Assassin's Creed movie

The screenplay for the forthcoming Assassin's Creed movie, which was originally penned by English playwright Michael Lesslie, is being rewritten by screenwriter Scott Frank, whose previous authorial credits include The Wolverine, Minority Report and Marley & Me. He also wrote one episode of The...

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Report: Assassin's Creed movie to open in May of 2015

New Regency Films and Ubisoft Motion Pictures' Assassin's Creed movie collaboration will hit theaters May 22, 2015, according to Box Office Mojo. Starring Michael Fassbender, the movie concerns "a man who learns his ancestors were trained assassins after he is kidnapped by a secret org with ties to...

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Ubisoft hires English playwright to pen Assassin's Creed screenplay

The Assassin's Creed movie is getting some backstage class by tapping English playwright Michael Lesslie to adapt the screenplay. Lesslie's previous writing work includes Prince of Denmark, which was performed at the National Theatre in 2012, short films such as Skirt, and an acclaimed adaptation...

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Assassin's Creed movie in 'next coming year', says Ubisoft executive [update]

The Assassin's Creed movie might be coming sooner than we thought, at least according to an Ubisoft executive. Speaking to GamesIndustry International, Ubisoft chief sales and marketing officer Geoffroy Sardin said the film is set for "the next coming year." It's one of those beautifully vague...

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Ubisoft working with New Regency to produce Assassin's Creed film

The Assassin's Creed feature film has taken one more sneaky baby step toward production: Ubisoft Motion Pictures has picked a partner company. New Regency Productions, which names Fight Club, Free Willy and Mr. and Mrs. Smith among its works, will partner with Ubisoft on the film, beginning with...

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Fassbender's Assassin's Creed character not necessarily Desmond

Today's news about the often spoken of but never seen Assassin's Creed film adaptation brought word that Prometheus star Michael Fassbender is playing the starring role (Fassbender's DMC Film is also being tapped for co-production). Between his leading man role and the film's description – "a...

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Michael Fassbender starring in and co-producing Assassin's Creed film

When he's not playing a cold, conniving artificial man, Michael Fassbender is sharpening his hidden blade (and his hidden check book). Not because he's way into hidden knives (he isn't, as far as we know), but because he'll be playing the starring role in an upcoming Assassin's Creed film...

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Report: Assassin's Creed movie deal gives Ubi too much power, puts movie in danger

Sony Pictures is working on a deal with Ubisoft to secure the film rights to Assassin's Creedd; however, Vulture reports that the deal Ubisoft got is so heavily Ubisoft-leaning that it may make the film impossible to actually finish. The deal grants Ubisoft approval over most aspects of the...

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