Earlier this year, Ubisoft announced that it had had enough of the Hollywood system, and would form its own film studio, a sort of DIY bastion of quality that would ensure that any Ubisoft properties brought into the film world would be seen through with the proper level of care and creative effort. Now, news comes forth via Variety that a film based on arguably Ubisoft's biggest property, the Assassin's Creed franchise, is in the works. This news is very much in keeping with the spirit of Ubisoft's original announcement...except for the part where they apparently just want to sell the film rights to Sony Pictures.
Indeed, Sony has spearheaded the campaign to turn Assassin's Creed into an interactive tale of a time-spanning assassin's guild into a decidedly less-interactive version of that same thing. To be fair, Ubisoft Motion Pictures will be directly involved in this project, and will likely maintain significant creative control over the film. Sony's interest seems to be more as a distributor and marketing machine that will finance and hopefully profit from the project, while UMP does a lot of the creative heavy-lifting.
The deal is not 100% finalized, but all signs seem to be pointed in this becoming very much a thing. With that in mind, I ask of you, the engaged reader, what would you even want from an Assassin's Creed movie? The games themselves are incredibly cinematic, with the added bonus of allowing you, the viewer, to stab people interactively. Are you good with the idea of seeing rugged, handsome actors doing all the neck-stabbing for you? Or do you prefer to be in direct control of your neck-stabbing-based entertainments?