Movie website The Tracking Board is reporting that the New Regency movie based on Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed franchise will get a sequel, even though the first film isn’t out until the end of the year.
The sequel sees familiar names from the yet-to-be-released title’s production team, with Jean-Julien Baronnet producing for Ubisoft Motion Pictures, Frank Marshall producing through his Kennedy-Marshall Company, while Fassbender and Conor McCaughan will produce through their DMC Films shingle. Matt Phelps will oversee for Ubisoft, while Pam Abdy will oversee for New Regency.
The Assassin’s Creed movie is, along with Warcraft, are the movies that hope to break the curse of videogame-to-movie adaptation. That curse being that they are almost universally rubbish.
The first movie will follow the tale of 15th century Assassin Aguilar and his modern-day descendant Callum Lynch. The Fass is said to be on board for the sequel and Michael Kenneth Williams will be introduced in the first movie and is said to team up with Fassbender for the second movie.
Also in the works is a movie based on the Thief franchise. You may remember from my big round up of videogame-to-movies that the company behind the recent Hitman movie had announced a Thief movie a year ago, and now after a period of silence that is progressing and will be developed by Los Angeles-based production company Straight Up Films.