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'The General,' 'Exodus' writers pick up Assassin's Creed film script

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The currently in-development film based on Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed has signed on a new pair of writers to re-draft the script, Bill Collage and Adam Cooper, reports Deadline.

The film, slated to premiere in August 2015, will star Michael Fassbender, an actor whose recent credits include Prometheus, 12 Years a Slave and upcoming film X-Men: Days of Future Past. Fassbender will reportedly be playing Desmond Miles, the modern-day protagonist from the first trilogy of Assassin's Creed games. The script for the film was previously helmed by The Wolverine writer Scott Frank and British playwright Michael Lesslie.

Collage and Cooper's most recent work includes Ridley Scott's upcoming Exodus: Gods & Kings, a retelling of the story of Moses with Christian Bale starring as the biblical hero, and The General, a historical film about George Washington under the direction of Noah's Darren Aronofsky.

At the same time as Assassin's Creed, the pair are also working on an adaptation of Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Devil In The Grove, Paramount's earthquake movie Shake, New Regency Television's in-development epic The Maccabee with Aronofsky and FX Studios and Fox's limited-run series Pinkerton.

Ubisoft announced the company would partner with production company New Regency and 20th Century Fox for distribution of the Assassin's Creed film in fall 2012. At the time, the company noted that the movie was being fast-tracked into production as work began on the screenplay.