Ubisoft has confirmed that the Assassin’s Creed movie has a release date. Ubisoft has confirmed to us that the film will hit theaters on May 22, 2015.
The film will star Michael Fassbender, who is also producing, and is being distributed by New Regency and Fox. Earlier this year Michael Lesslie was revealed to be working on a screenplay as well. No director has been announced, but that may change soon now that the movie has a potential release date. Of course, that release date can still change. May 22, 2015 would be the start of Memorial Day weekend, and Disney is said to be eyeing that date for the release of Star Wars: Episode VII. If that becomes official, expect Assassin’s Creed - and any other films with a lick of sense – to abandon that date.
Fox Searchlight has set a Dec. 27 U.S. release date for Steve McQueen’s “Twelve Years a Slave,” positioning the historical drama as a potential awards contender.
Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender and Brad Pitt star.
Based on Solomon Northrup’s 1853 nonfiction tome, New Regency pic stars Ejiofor as the author, a free man kidnapped in 1841 and sold into slavery in Louisiana. Cumberbatch will play a plantation owner who buys Ejiofor’s character.
McQueen co-wrote the script with John Ridley (“Red Tails”). Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Pitt produce for Plan B.