Snowtown writer-director Justin Kurzel is in the lead to direct the live-action Assassin’s Creed, according to Deadline.
Kurzel recently worked with Michael Fassbender on an adaptation of Macbeth, and it’s possible that Fassbender, who’s set to star in Assassin’s Creed, might have put in a good word.
Snowtown, if you haven’t seen it, is the incredibly harrowing, inspired-by-true-events story of a young man’s indoctrination into torture, sexual assault, and murder by an older man. It’ll be interesting to see what Ubisoft and New Regency are attracted to in Kurzel’s work that would translate the historical sci-fi weirdness of Assassin’s Creed to the screen.
This news comes shortly after Ubisoft announced that Watch Dogs was their latest property to be on track for the live-action treatment.