Publisher Ubisoft has announced
that their new film and TV division, Ubisoft Motion Pictures, has partnered with movie production firm New Regency, for the planned Assassin's Creed feature film, with Actor Michael Fassbender still attached to the project.
“Ubisoft chose to partner with New Regency because they are a talent- and filmmaker-driven company, with the same independent and creative mindset that we have at Ubisoft Motion Pictures,” said Jean-Julien Baronnet, chief executive officer, Ubisoft Motion Pictures. “Bringing aboard New Regency’s renowned production and distribution expertise while maintaining our own creative and financial flexibility ensures that Assassin’s Creed will be a high-quality film that respects the lore and fans of the video game franchise.”
The partnership with New Regency comes hot on the heels of Ubisoft Motion Pictures attaching distinguished actor Michael Fassbender to the Assassin’s Creed film.
According to Ubisoft, the terms of the deal allows them to "maintain control of key elements of the movie’s creative direction", which we hope bodes well for its chances to finally break out of the videogames-make-crappy-movies stigma.