<strong><em>Assassin's Creed</em></strong> lands screenwriter Michael Lesslie
British playwright and screenwriter Michael Lesslie has been tapped to write the screenplay adaptation for Assassin's Creed. We reported in October that New Regency is partnering with the video game company Ubisoft for this new project.

Michael Fassbender will star as a bartender who is kidnapped by a shady corporation tied to the Knights Templar secret society. The man is tasked with traveling back in time to recover ancient artifacts left behind by his ancestors, who were all deadly assassins. New Regency and Ubisoft are currently seeking a director for this adaptation.

Conor McCaughan and Michael Fassbender are producing. It isn't known when production may begin at this time. The Assassin's Creed franchise is Ubisoft's top-selling video game series, with over 40 million copies sold worldwide.

Michael Lesslie is best known as an acclaimed playwright, whose Prince of Denmark debuted at the National Theatre in London last year.