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PETA's not pleased with Ubisoft's latest chapter in the Assassin's Creed franchise.
First, it seemed some unprecedented dealmaking by developer Ubisoft may have doomed an Assassin's Creed flick before it ever got off the ground, then it looked like the developer would try to go it alone with Michael Fassbender as producer and star. But now, thanks to Fassbender's presence, that Assassin's Creed flick is getting some major Hollywood love.
Assassin's Creed is finally going to be made into a movie! The extremely popular series of video games is now coming to the big screen; and as the famous assassin (well, there are quite a few, as AC players already know), we're getting no less than X-Men: First Class' master of magnetism himself.
Ubisoft's four-part (with a fifth on the way) Assassin's Creed series is one of the most popular game franchises around, but at least one person is not impressed. A sci-fi novelist just filed a lawsuit asking for up to $5.25 million from Ubisoft, claiming that the developer lifted one of the game's key concepts from one of his self-published novels.
Don't get too excited about that Assassin's Creed movie, because development hell could be just over the horizon. To get the movie made, Sony Pictures has signed over a massive amount of creative control to game developer Ubisoft, and that might just mean the flick never happens at all.
It's sad but true that there are plenty of terrible movies based on videogames out there. But there's one videogame that we've been waiting to see adapted, heck, DESERVES an adaptation for its sweeping visuals and keeps-you-guessing plot: Assassin's Creed. And now it looks as if our fan-dreams are coming true.