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"Creed," "Rome," "Caribou" Score Scribes

By Garth Franklin Monday January 14th 2013 11:32PM

Ubisoft Motion Pictures and New Regency have hired acclaimed English playwright Michael Lesslie to pen the upcoming film version of the "Assassin's Creed" video game series.

A search is currently underway for a director on the project which Michael Fassbender will star in and produce.

Meanwhile, "Apollo 18" screenwriter Brian Miller has come onboard to rewrite James Erwin's original high-concept storyline for the time travel drama "Rome, Sweet Rome."

Inspired by a 2011 Reddit thread, the story asks what if a unit of U.S. Special Forces are transported back in time and forced to do battle with Roman legions. Joby Harold, Adam Kolbrenner, Gianni Nunnari and Tory Tunnell are attached to produce.

Finally, Randall Miller and Jody Savin are looking to develop a film about famed Colorado recording studio Caribou Records. Miller and Savin will write the script with Miller directing.

Caribou chief James William Guercio will work on the film which will deal with the 14 years that the studio became the site of recordings by artists such as Paul McCartney, Elton John, Michael Jackson, the Beach Boys and more.

Sources: Heat Vision, Variety & THR

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