Sony Pictures Lands Movie Rights to 'Assassin's Creed' Video Games
The subsidiary Screen Gems already has their own video game franchise with Resident Evil still alive and kicking, but now Sony Pictures is ramping up another video game adaptation for the big screen. Variety has word that the studio is closing a deal to adapt the popular Assassin's Creed video game series into a feature film franchise. Other studios had been vying for the property when Ubisoft started shopping it around Hollywood over the past several months, but Sony Pictures came out on top. The timing couldn't be better with the fourth game, Assassin's Creed: Revelations, hitting shelves on November 15th. Read on!
The video game series follows a bartender named Desmond Miles who is captured by a secret corporation called Abstergo Industries and forced to go back in time to various historical periods like the Renaissance and Crusades to relieve the memories of his ancestors, who are all assassins, in order to recover ancient artifacts. The series has built up quite a fanbase since it started in 2007, so there should be plenty of gamers ready for a feature film version. In addition, the high concept story sounds like a perfect story for a summer blockbuster, as long as it fares better than most of the video game adaptation that hit theaters. Excited?