The Assassin's Creed movie will hit theaters in 2013, according to Ubisoft chief sales and marketing officer Geoffroy Sardin. This news follows Ubisoft's announcement last month that the publisher had "fast-tracked" the film through a partnership with New Regency.
Ubisoft's deal with New Regency allows the game maker to maintain control of "key elements" of the films creative direction, which will mean the movie will presumably be as close to the actual AC storyline as possible. Sardin said:
“We decided with the team to use new media with the cinema. We supported in the summertime a huge campaign of advertising in the cinema, using a new type of communication based on the Rise campaign, a short movie using new emotions in our communication for the brand. It was brand new and well executed."
“Another thing that is very important for the lifecycle is the transmedia offer. All the figurines, the books, the publishing, and we have a movie in the next coming year. So it's not only about games, we are talking about a global brand, and this is the life cycle management we want to set up now.”
The Assassin's Creed movie will star Michael Fassbender, who played major roles in Inglourious Bastards, Prometheus, and of course X-men - First Class. No additional cast members, director, or producers have been announced for the movie.