Ubisoft and New Regency's big screen adaptation of Assassin's Creed has its screenwriter, according to The Hollywood Reporter. English playwright and "up-and-coming" talent Michael Lesslie is reportedly tasked with adapting the blockbuster game for film.
Lesslie's work has been primarily in theater, according to THR. He's penned a handful of short films, including Heavy Metal Drummer and Skirt, and wrote Prince of Denmark, a prelude to Shakespeare's Hamlet, for the stage. Despite Lesslie's limited screenwriting credits, Ubisoft's film division must value his talent. Ubisoft Motion Pictures chief executive Jean-Julien Baronnet is said to be "intimately involved in casting, script and filmmaking decisions."
The Assassin's Creed film is set to star and be co-produced by actor Michael Fassbender. Ubisoft hopes to begin filming the Assassin's Creed movie as early as this summer.