Wolverine and Minority Report Writer Scott Frank Joins Assassin's Creed Movie Project

FOX has plans for the release of an Assassin's Creed movie by 2014.

It's about damn time we have an Assassin's Creed movie. Helping make that a reality is its newest team member, Academy Award nominee Scott Frank. According to his interview with Creative Screenwriting about his Wolverine venture, Frank often looks for a new challenging way to retell a franchise. He also enjoys attempting projects he has never written about before. Given his career history, this is easy to see.

Frank has a portfolio which includes a political thriller (The Interpreter), a crime thriller (The Lookout), a family film (Marley & Me), comedies (Plain ClothesGet Shorty), dramas (Little Man Tate), thrillers (Dead AgainMalice), science fiction (Minority Report), and the Oscar-nominated screenplay for Out of Sight. Whew. 

It's exciting to see his talent and creativity through so many different genres. Video games don't always translate credibly to film, but considering how well Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time did, there is a really good chance this film adaptation can do just as well. After all, a lot of the game play and plot aspects of Prince of Persia are very similar to Assassin's Creed. They both are based in an older historical-like time period, and although Prince of Persia is more heavy on the wall jumping, I'd love to see the two protagonists from each game go toe-to-toe in a rooftop chase. I'm sure it would be a stalemate.

The film is scheduled to arrive from FOX in June 2015. Hopefully, we will get some more updates from Frank before then.

AUTHOR'S NOTE: The featured image is of a really awesome cosplay, here.

Published Aug. 17th 2013
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  • Wolf Komander
    You know, I would love to see a movie about Assassin's Creed, directed by those guys, they are really know what they are doing. But there is something that worries me, When people try to make a movie, out of a game, cartoon, anime, book, comic, it, always, with a few exceptions, turns out to be a bad movie. It can be great or make some fans of the series feel ashamed of its movie adaptation.
  • Steve Lawton
    I did not know this. But I am super excited about it.While I'm 50/50 on his overall filmography he made The Lookout so I have total faith!

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