The Assassin's Creed movie now has an official release date of May 22, 2015, Memorial Day weekend, and stars Michael Fassbender.
It's based on the popular video game of the same name from Ubisoft, with Fassbender on as producer and Fox Studios getting the distribution rights.
I do believe Ubisoft is retaining creative control over the movie as well.
No director has been announced as of yet, but obviously with a release date for Assassins' Creed in place an announcement should be forthcoming.
The video game sees the modern day equivalent of the Knights Templar forcing Desmond Miles to relive his memories in order to discover ancient artifacts.
The kicker is that Miles is a descendant of Assassins, and trained as one himself, but fled the lifestyle to live a more "normal" life.
The popular video games have taken place in various different timelines including The Crusades, The Renaissance and the American Revolution.
The most recent game, Assassin's Creed 4 Black Flag, introduced a British man caught between the war amongst the Templars and the Assassins, set in the 18th Century.
It's unknown which plot the movie will be following.
The May 22nd release date for the Assassin's Creed movie has it coming three weeks after The Avengers 2.
It could also go up against J.J. Abrams Star Wars, which has a 2015 release.
Following is descriptions for each game:
The game centers around the use of a machine dubbed the "Animus", which allows its user to view the genetic memories of his or her ancestors, centering around the protagonist, a bartender named Desmond Miles. As Desmond relives the memories of one of his ancestors, the Assassin Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad who lived in theHoly Land during the Third Crusade, details of a battle between two ancient sects – the Knights Templar and the Assassin Order – emerge as both scour for an artifact known only as a "Piece of Eden."
Assassin's Creed 2:
Assassin’s Creed 2 is an epic story of family, vengeance and conspiracy set in the pristine, yet brutal, backdrop of a Renaissance Italy. Ezio befriends Leonardo da Vinci, takes on Florence’s most powerful families and ventures throughout the canals of Venice where he learns to become a master assassin.
Assassin's Creed 3:
The American Colonies, 1775. A brave young warrior fights to save his homeland. But what begins as a struggle over territory turns into an extraordinary journey that will transform him into a Master Assassin—and will forever change the destiny of a nation.
You are Connor, warrior son of a Native American mother and British father. As the colonies draw closer to revolution, you will dedicate your life to the freedom of your clan –becoming the spark that ignites the revolution into full blaze. Your crusade will take you through blood-soaked battlefields to crowded city streets, to perilous wilderness and beyond. You will not only witness history—you will make it.
Set against the backdrop of one of the bloodiest Revolutions in world history, prepare to be drawn back into the centuries old battle between the Assassin’s Order and their sworn enemy, the Templars. Unleash lethal new skills and experience a stunningly realistic world created by Anvil Next, a new engine that redefines gaming.
Assassin's Creed 4:
Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag tells the story of Edward Kenway, a young British man with a thirst for danger and adventure, who falls from privateering for the Royal Navy into piracy as the war between the major Empires comes to an end. Edward is a fierce pirate and seasoned fighter who soon finds himself embroiled in the ancient war between Assassins and Templars. Set at the dawn of the 18th Century, the game features some of the most infamous pirates in history, such as Blackbeard and Charles Vane, and takes players on a journey throughout the West Indies during a turbulent and violent period of time later to become known as the Golden Age of Pirates.