The theatrical release date for the film version of Ubisoft’s hit game Assassin's Creed (AC) is set for May 22, 2015. The Irish actor “Michael Fassbender” is on-board to co-produce the film, and may also play the role of the main protagonist “Desmond Miles”. Michael Lesslie will pen the script. There’s no word yet on who will direct the project.
The Assassin's Creed video game series follows the centuries-old enmity between the Templars and Assassins. First installment of the AC game series set during the Crusades and was told from the perspective of Altaïr. AC2 set during the Renaissance period in Italy; the game puts the player in the shoes of Ezio, a new assassin who was betrayed by the ruling families of the country. AC 3 set in North America during the War of Independence in the 17′s and was told from the perspective of Connor. AC 4 - Black Flag is also set in the colonial era, but is dedicated to the infamous pirate Edward better known as Blackbeard. AC 4 is set for release on October 29, 2013 for Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii U.
One of the most remarkable things about this game to movie adaptation is the direct involvement of Ubisoft Motion Pictures in the project. This gives hope that the film remains fairly faithful to the spirit of the game series.
The theatrical release of Assassin's Creed film will appear to benefit from the Memorial Day weekend, and two high-profile films The Avengers 2 and Star Wars: Episode VII are also expected to hit theaters during the same period.