Assassin's Creed film producers sign English playwright to pen screenplay

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.

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