The writers will rework the original draft by Michael Lesslie, although no specific story details have been given. We reported in January that Safe House director Daniel Espinosa was being eyed to direct, but his involvement has not been confirmed at this time.
The Ubisoft video game centers on a bartender named Desmond Miles, who learns that he comes from a long line of assassins, as he is forced by an evil corporation to track down priceless artifacts while using a device that gives him all of the skills and training of his predecessors before him.
No production schedule has been given, but the film is already slated for an August 7, 2015 release date.
Bill Collage and Adam Cooper wrote the upcoming Exodus: Gods and Kings for director Ridley Scott, which stars Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton and Aaron Paul. Their other credits include Tower Heist and Accepted, along with a number of projects in development including an earthquake movie for producer Jerry Bruckheimer, a George Washington biopic entitled The General for Darren Aronofsky and the FX limited series Pinkerton.