Even though both are yet to be released, Ubisoft and New Regency is already planning ahead for sequels to the films based on the former’s “Assassin’s Creed” and “Splinter Cell” video game franchises.
Taiwanese co-financier Catchplay tells Variety that New Regency is looking at turning the two into movie franchises: “They are both adaptations of successful Ubisoft games and would make ideal sequels” says Catchplay CEO Daphne Yang.
Justin Kurzel’s “Assassin’s Creed” film starring Michael Fassbender is now in post-production ahead of a December release, while Doug Liman’s “Splinter Cell” starring Tom Hardy is said to be targeting a 2017 release.
The two films are two of a three movie deal between Catchplay and New Regency, the third being last year’s Oscar nominee “The Revenant”. Catchplay also helped finance Martin Scorsese’s upcoming missionary drama “Silence”.