Posted Mon Nov 7, 2011 at 05:30 AM PST by Dick Ward
The game publisher just got a deal that almost no one else in the industry can pull off.
If you've seen 'House of the Dead,' 'Bloodrayne' or anything else Uwe Boll has done, you know firsthand that videogame movies are, generally speaking, pretty crappy. Ubisoft knows that too, and they're not letting 'Assassin's Creed' suffer the same fate as the less than impressive 'Prince of Persia' movie - also a Ubisoft title.
Ubisoft's deal for the 'Assassin's Creed' movie is one of the sweetest around, and something you're not going to see too often. The company has full control of the film, which is something that even Spielberg can't pull off.
When we say full control over the film, we mean full. They get final say on actors, budget, the script and even the release date. It also sounds like they can just completely pull the plug on the project if they want. All of this control could mean disaster, an 'Assassin's Creed' movie that never gets finished or, if we're lucky, the first really good movie based on a videogame.
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