Wolverine and Minority Report Writer Scott Frank Joins Assassin's Creed Movie Project
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 Clothes, Get Shorty), dramas (Little Man Tate), thrillers (Dead Again, Malice), 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.