"Assassin's Creed," "Ghost Recon" Get Producers

By Garth Franklin Tuesday June 11th 2013 11:25PM

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