Robert Downey Jr. As Leonardo da Vinci in Assassins Creed Movie (Rumor)
The Assassin's Creed film is an upcoming, feature-length motion picture, based on the award-winning series of the same name, directed by Justin Kurzel and produced by Ubisoft Motion Pictures and Frank Marshall.
The film is produced by and stars Michael Fassbender, who mentioned the film will be a mixture of "the game" and new story elements.
It will be distributed by 20th Century Fox for a planned release of 7 August 2015
Assassin's Creed is a historical fiction action-adventure open world stealth video game series that consists of eight main games and a number of supporting materials, as of 2013. The games have appeared on the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Nintendo DS, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation Vita, iOS, HP webOS,Android, Nokia Symbian Windows Phone platforms, and the Wii U.
The main games in the franchise were developed by Ubisoft Montreal for the single player and Ubisoft Annecy for the multiplayer, with the handheld titles developed by Gameloft and Gryptonite Studios, with additional development by Ubisoft Montreal. The series has been well received by the public and critics, and has sold over 73 million copies as of April 2014, becoming Ubisoft's best selling franchise. The series took inspiration from the novel Alamut by the Slovenian writer Vladimir Bartol, and are considered by some to be the spiritual successor to the Prince of Persia series. Link
"You know, we absolutely want to respect the game. There's so much cool stuff in the game that we're actually spoiled for choice in terms of what we can use and what we can't, but we also want to bring new elements to it and perhaps our own version of things that already exist in the game. But we're definitely making a feature film, and we're approaching it as a feature film, as opposed to approaching it as a video game. But I love the world... When I met up with the guys from Ubisoft and they started to explain this whole world and the idea of DNA memory – you know, I think it's a very feasible scientific theory. I just thought, 'This is so rich,' and about the possibility of it being this cinematic experience. So I'm really excited about it, and we're working very hard to make sure that we've got the best and most exciting, original package."