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The Assassin's Creed film is now delayed until late 2016

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Following numerous setbacks, the film adaptation of the Assassin's Creed video game franchise is slated to arrive on Dec. 21, 2016, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The new movie is now being helmed by Australian indie film director Justin Kurzel and is set to start Michael Fassbender of Hunger and Inglorious Basterds fame, as has been previously reported.

However, this film's release has been pushed back for a number of years now. In 2013, it was reported the movie would come to theaters Aug. 7, 2015. Even earlier reports suggested the film would hit theaters May 22, 2015.

The film signed on two new writers earlier last year to re-draft the script, Bill Collage and Adam Cooper, both of whom previously worked on Ridley Scott's upcoming Exodus: Gods & Kings and historical film about George Washington titled The GeneralThe Wolverine writer Scott Frank and British playwright Michael Lesslie both wrote earlier drafts the film's script.