Assassin’s Creed movie targeting 2013 release

Assassin's Creed 3 roundupLast month we learned that the Assassin’s Creed movie starring Michael Fassbender was being “fast-tracked” through the development cycle thanks to a deal with production and distribution company New Regency, and the latest update on the project indicates that game developer Ubisoft is targeting a 2013 release for the film.

Ubisoft chief sales and marketing officer Geoffroy Sardin mentioned the studio’s intended schedule for the movie in an interview with Games Industry International while discussing all of the different forms the Assassin’s Creed franchise will take across various media in the near future.

“Another thing that is very important for the lifecycle is the transmedia offer,” he said. “All the figurines, the books, the publishing, and we have a movie in the next coming year.”

While last month’s update indicated that work was already underway on the film, a 2013 release still seems a bit ambitious for a project on the scale of Assassin’s Creed — especially one involving a busy, in-demand actor like Fassbender. That we have yet to hear about any additional cast members, producers, or the film’s director only makes a 2013 release that much more impressive of a goal.

X-Men: First Class actor Fassbender was originally announced as the film’s star back in July.