June 11, 2013 5:03pm PT by Borys Kit
Frank Marshall to Produce 'Assassin's Creed' (Exclusive)
Veteran moviemaker Frank Marshall is in negotiations to produce Assassin's Creed, New Regency and Ubisoft Motion Pictures’ big-screen take on the popular Ubisoft video game that has Michael Fassbender attached to star.
The talks are happening as Basil Iwanyk closed his deal to act as a producer on another Regency-Ubisoft partnership, the adaptation of Ubisoft’s Splinter Cell.
Mike Lesslie has written the script, and Ubisoft’s Eli Richbourg, Fassbender and his partner Connor McCaughan are producing.
Marshall would join the team, bringing decades of film experience, especially of the blockbuster variety.
Marshall’s impressive producing credits range from Raiders of the Lost Ark and Poltergeist to the recent Matt Damon Bourne trilogy. He is currently working on Jurassic Park 4.
On Tuesday, Ubisoft also set up Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon at Warner Bros. with Michael Bay attached to produce and possibly direct, depending on scheduling and the script.
Assassin’s Creed centers on the adventures of a bartender who finds out he comes from a secret and historic line of assassins. He is captured by a corporation that forces him to hunt down historic artifacts using a device that brings forward the memories and skills of his ancestors.