Sony Closes In On Assassin's Creed Film Adaptation Deal

By Colin Tan on October 21, 2011, 12:45AM EDT

Reports are in that Sony Pictures is close to sealing a deal with Ubisoft to produce not just a single movie, but a film franchise on Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed: Revelations.

According to Variety, the studio is in the final stages of talks with Ubisoft after the publisher conducted a bidding war around Hollywood.

Ubisoft have openly expressed interest in turning their video game franchises into films, starting with last year's Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time which was adapted for the big screen by Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer. The company even started their own film studio, dubbed Ubisoft Motion Pictures. Chairman and CEO Yves Guillemot said at Gamescom earlier this year that he wanted to see more film adaptations, especially with Assassin's Creed, Spinter Cell and Ghost Recon.

Prior to the release of Assassin's Creed II, Ubisoft produced and released a short film called Assassin's Creed: Lineage, which chronicles the events prior to the game.

While sources indicate that the deal is looking good, an Ubisoft spokesperson stated that the company has "no specific news to share at this time," while Sony Pictures declined to comment.

"As we've stated before, Ubisoft is actively looking for film opportunities for our top brands," said the Ubisoft spokesperson. "There is high interest from top Hollywood studios to collaborate on these brands."

Source: Variety

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