Monday, 5 May 2014

Justin Kurzel in talks to direct Assassin's Creed

Earlier today we brought you two new stills from Justin Kurzel's (Snowtown) Macbeth, which boasts Michael Fassbender (Prometheus) as the ambitious Scot. Now the pair are preparing to work together again, with news that Kurzel is in talks to direct the adaptation of Ubisoft game Assassin's Creed.

Fassbender has been attached to the film for a while now, in the lead role of an everyman kidnapped by a mysterious, high tech organisation and forced to relive the memories of his assassin ancestors as he locates powerful artifacts.

Ubisoft and New Regency have been busy developing this one, and it looked at one point as if Daniel Espinosa (Safe House) might take the director's job. He's no longer involved, but Adam Cooper and Bill Collage (Tower Heist) were the most recent writers mentioned as contributing a draft or two. It would appear that Fassbender, who is also producing Assassin's Creed, lobbied for Kurzel to be given a shot at handling the film.

20th Century Fox wants the film in cinemas next year, so assuming Kurzel makes a deal, it could at last be a positive step forward for the movie.

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