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Report: Assassin's Creed movie already gearing up for a sequel

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Ubisoft expands into Hollywood

A second film based on Assassin's Creed is in development, according to The Tracking Board. Studios New Regency and Ubisoft Motion Pictures are currently in pre-production on Assassin's Creed 2, which will bring back star Michael Fassbender.

The first Assassin's Creed adaptation won't premiere until Dec. 21. While fans have seen stills and set photos of Fassbender in costume as the Assassin Callum Lynch, a trailer has yet to be released. In December, the film's official Twitter account teased that the first look would premiere later this month.

The Tracking Board doesn't have a release window for the follow-up. It's not known whether director Justin Kurzel or castmates like Marion Cotillard will return along with Fassbender.

Ubisoft told investors last month that it would put the game side of the Assassin's Creed franchise on hold for 2016. Instead, the company is focusing on launching the feature film this year while reexamining the development cycle for the popular stealth series.

"We're taking this year to evolve the game mechanics and to make sure we're delivering on the promise of Assassin's Creed offering unique and memorable gameplay experiences that make history everyone's playground," the developer said in February regarding the yearlong break.

We've reached out to Ubisoft for confirmation of the sequel and will update accordingly.