Sony Closing In On Assassin's Creed Movie Deal Rights
Much like Prince of Persia it looks like it is Assassin's Creeds turn to hit the big screen. Sony is closing in on a deal with Ubisoft for the rights to bring Ezio or Altair to theatres. Since Prince of Persia's lackluster theatre release fans may feel a little skeptical on this decision. A dark themed game turned into a Disney family movie. It is ultimately up to Sony which direction they want to take this movie whether it be a great take on the franchise or another film destined for the bargain bin along with Doom and the likes. As of right now only a deal is being worked on, no production of the film is in progress. Here are some smaller tidbits regarding the deal between Sony and Ubisoft.
"Sony Pictures has put a target on Ubisoft's "Assassin's Creed," closing in on a deal to develop a film franchise based on the popular videogame series.
Studio is in final negotiations to adapt and distribute the bigscreen version of the historical actioner, landing the film rights in a bidding war after Ubisoft started shopping the property around Hollywood over the last several months. Studios, including Universal, also were vying for the project.
Deal comes after the French gamemaker launched Ubisoft Motion Pictures, at its Paris headquarters in May, as a shingle to seek out entertainment partners to turn its titles into films and TV shows. Jean-Julien Baronnet, former CEO of Luc Besson's EuropaCorp, heads the venture. " "