Sony Stealthily Approaches an <i>Assassin's Creed</i> Movie

An Assassin's Creed movie is on the horizon, we're just not sure yet who will be making it. Variety says that Sony is close to making a deal with game developer Ubisoft, but that nothing has been set in stone just yet.

One of the more popular new franchises to come out of the video game world since its 2007 debut, the Assassin's Creed series revolves around Desmond Miles, the descendant of a long line of assassins who's sent back in time by a company called Abstergo Industries to find particular artifacts. The game's four installments, all of which feature the main characters sneaking around lushly designed cities and killing people, have taken place in exotic locales like 15th century Florence and, in the upcoming Assassin's Creed: Revelations, 16th century Constantinople. Earlier this year, Ubisoft created its own production arm called Ubisoft Motion Pictures with the intent of partnering with studios and producers to get its video games to the big screen.

This news will probably get a mix of interest and worry. The game practically looks like a movie already and has plenty of story and intrigue to make for a great film. But generally speaking, Hollywood doesn't seem to have figured out how to translate a great game into a great movie. Hopefully, Sony will figure out how to crack the code.

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