Assassin’s Creed, “Ghost Recon” Get Producers

Producing legend Frank Marshall is in negotiations to join the “Assassin’s Creed” feature at New Regency and Ubisoft Motion Pictures.

Michael Fassbender is attached to star in this big-screen take on the popular Ubisoft video game series. Mike Lesslie penned the script, while Eli Richbourg, Fassbender and Connor McCaughan are also producing.

The story follows a bartender who finds out he comes from a secret and historic line of assassins. He is captured by a corporation who forces him to hunt down historic artifacts using a device that brings forward the memories as well as skills of his ancestors.

At the same time, Ubisoft Motion Pictures and Warner Bros. have signed Michael Bay as a producer on the film version of the “Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon” video game series. Bay is also being eyed to direct the project.

The games follow a fictional unit of the U.S. Army Special Forces that essentially operates as the President’s private army to take down threats from around the world.

Source: Heat Vision * Variety