Adapting a video game into a feature film is a tricky business which can go wrong quite easiy as the -starrer Max Payne or 's astonishingly bad Alone in the Dark have proven quite spectacularly.
Hence, it's good to hear that , one of the best screenwriters in the business, is giving the screenplay for Assassin's Creed a rewrite.
Accoding to VideoGameFilms, Frank revealed that he was rewriting a previous draft (by Michael Lesslie) of Ubisoft's video game adaptation:
“I’m rewriting Assassin’s Creed right now, and what I love about it is that I’ve never adapted a video game before and it has its own set of challenges. Especially in the world of rewrites, I love trying to do something completely different if I can.”
The screenwriter was nominated for an Academy Award for his work on Out of Sight, and also wrote Get Shorty and Minority Report. His last two writing credits were for The Wolverine and his second movie as a director, A Walk Among the Tombstones. The latter finds manhandling some extremely dangerous evildoers, so Frank should be in the right mood for some Assassin business.
Assassin's Creed is set for a July 19,2015 release. It's a completely usual Holywood procedure to have screenplays re-written or polished. As there is still plenty of time until the movie's release, there is nothing to worry about...yet.
Once we are at screenwriter number four, we might start thinking about worrying a little, though!
In the movie version of the beloved video game, (Prometheus) stars as Desmond Miles, a bartender sent into the past to relive the memories of his ancestors, of whom most are assassins.