Ubisoft Motion Pictures has set their sights on another director and it seems to be the less obvious choice; Justin Kurzel, who has not had a lot of experience with action flicks, is being eyed to helm the Assassin’s Creed Movie. The director has just wrapped a production of Macbeth for the Weinstein Company, where Michael Fassbender, the star of Assassin’s Creed, had the title role. It is important to point out that besides Macbeth, Kurzel is a fairly new director whose only other feature credit is for the very violent Snowtown Murders.
However, Fassbender seemed to like him while working on Macbeth because Ubisoft is “eager to get this film started, so [a deal with Kurzel] will come soon.” Fassbender has been attached to the Assassin’s Creed movie since 2012, where he was signed as the lead actor and co-producer: so his opinion about the director actually holds weight. Besides this, it seems that the Assassin’s Creed movie, like Liman’s Splinter Cell project, is on the fast track: Assassin’s Creed has a planned release date of August 7, 2015, which means that company needs to start shooting soon. The last report about the production had Exodus scribes Adam Cooper and Bill Collage re-writing Scott Frank’s draft: British playwright Michael Lesslie wrote the initial script. Ubisoft Motion Pictures has been all over the news in recent months.