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Assassin’s Creed movie to undergo rewrite

10 April 2014 1:46 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Deadline has revealed that Ubisoft and New Regency’s forthcoming adaptation of the hit video games series Assassin’s Creed is to undergo a rewrite courtesy of Adam Cooper and Bill Collage, the screenwriters behind Ridley Scott’s biblical epic Exodus. The duo’s other upcoming credits include Darren Aronofsky’s planned George Washington biopic The General, as well as an adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Devil in the Grove and Jerry Bruckheimer disaster flick Shake.

The movie adaptation of Assassin’s Creed is being developed as a vehicle for Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave, X-Men: Days of Future Past), who is attached to co-produce and star. The original draft was penned by newcomer Michael Lesslie, with Scott Frank (The Wolverine) subsequently rewriting. A director is yet to become attached, although Daniel Espinosa (Safe House) has been rumoured as a possibility.

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New writers brought in to take a stab at 'Assassin's Creed'

9 April 2014 2:45 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr) "Assassin’s Creed" has begun to gain a bit more traction, as Deadline reports the "Exodus: Gods & Kings" screenwriting team Adam Cooper and Bill Collage have signed on to script New Regency’s adaptation of the hit Ubisoft video game franchise. "Assassin’s Creed" has already cast "X-Men: Days of Future Past" star Michael Fassbender in a starring role, but a director has yet to be announced. As recently as January, "Safe House" director Daniel Espinosa was rumored to be Fox’s top choice to helm the project. No hard date has been given on the film’s release, although Fassbender said in October that the script was under development. The Ubisoft video game franchise has already released 10 installments chronicling the rivalry between a line of Assassins and an organization of Templars throughout history. Modern-day descendants of the ancient Assassins are able to experience memories of their ancestors through »

- Spinoff Online, Comic Book Resources

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Assassin's Creed movie hires Exodus writers Cooper and Collage

8 April 2014 8:53 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Assassin's Creed movie has hired two new writers.

Adam Cooper and Bill Collage have been approached by New Regency and Ubisoft Motion Pictures to rewrite the script for the upcoming movie adaptation of the video game series, Deadline reports.

It is not currently known how much of the film's original script from The Wolverine's Scott Frank and Michael Lesslie is being revised.

Cooper and Collage previously wrote the original draft for Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings and have written Darren Aronofsky's George Washington film The General.

Assassin's Creed will be produced by Michael Fassbender, who will also star in the film.

Safe House filmmaker Daniel Espinosa was recently linked with the directing role for the project, but this has yet to be confirmed.

The Assassin's Creed film will be released on June 19, 2015. »

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The HeyUGuys Interview: Erik Skjoldbjærg discusses Pioneer

8 April 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Now you may not have heard of Norwegian filmmaker Erik Skjoldbjærg, but his 1997 feature film debut Insomnia, was the source material for Christopher Nolan’s eponymous remake starring Robin Williams and Al Pacino. Only recently, Skjoldbjærg’s latest production Pioneer has also been confirmed to have a forthcoming Hollywood re-imagining, with word of George Clooney taking on the role of producer.

“I’d be more than happy for them to do that,” he told us, sitting back comfortably in during our meeting in a London hotel. “I made a film out of it. If they were to say ‘we want to make a remake and shelve your version, put it in a box and try and forget it ever existed’ it would be a different issue. But that’s not the way it works. I’m proud of the fact that Christopher Nolan went and made that remake, and actually »

- Stefan Pape

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New Writers For Assassin's Creed Movie

8 April 2014 1:48 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Just over a year since Michael Lesslie's first draft, two new writers have been brought in to tackle the stealthy free-running of Assassin's Creed. Adam Cooper and Bill Collage will be setting the latest scenes for producer and star Michael Fassbender.The pair previously wrote the comedy Accepted and, er, the Olsen Twins vehicle New York Minute, as well as scoring the story credit for Tower Heist. But Assassin's Creed marks another high-profile gig in their in-the-works binder, slotting in alongside Darren Aronofsky's George Washington drama The General and the Ridley Scott / Christian Bale Moses epic Exodus. They're also adapting Gilbert King's Pulitzer Prize-winning Devil In The Grove for Lionsgate; crushing Jerry Bruckheimer's earthquake blockbuster Shake for Paramount; and delivering Transporter 4 for Luc Besson and EuropaCorp.Last we heard, there was talk of Daniel Espinosa (Safe House, Child 44) in the director's chair, but there's »

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New writers hired for Assassin's Creed movie

7 April 2014 10:49 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

News Simon Brew 8 Apr 2014 - 06:49

The Assassin's Creed movie, starring Michael Fassbender, might be cutting its summer 2015 release a little fine...

It might just be us, but it does seem as though the August 2015 release date that's been set for the big screen debut of Assassin's Creed is looking increasingly ambitious. Most of the big summer films of 2015 are either shooting now or starting shortly. Assassin's Creed? It's just had another script rewrite ordered.

This time, Adam Cooper and Bill Collage have been tapped up to take a fresh stab at the screenplay. They've previously worked on the script for Ridley Scott's upcoming biblical blockbuster Exodus.

It's not just a working script that Assassin's Creed needs either. As far as we know, the project doesn't have a director locked down yet, in spite of rumours of Safe House's Daniel Espinosa being linked with the job. In fact, »

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"Assassin's Creed" Film Scores New Scribes

7 April 2014 8:59 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Bill Collage and Adam Cooper have signed on to pen a rewrite of the script for the film adaptation of the "Assassin's Creed" video game series at New Regency and Ubisoft Motion Pictures Group.

Michael Fassbender is attached to star as Desmond Miles, a bartender who is a descendant of several lines of prominent assassins. The story weaves between present day and ancient times as Miles squares off with the Knights Templar.

Collage and Cooper, who penned Ridley Scott's upcoming Biblical epic "Exodus: Gods & Kings," will rework the original draft penned by Michael Lesslie which then scored a polish by Scott Frank.

At last report "Safe House" director Daniel Espinosa was being considered to direct, no word if that's still the case. The film remains on track for an August 7th 2015 release.

The project is just the latest film for Collage and Cooper who're in the midst of adapting »

- Garth Franklin

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Bill Collage and Adam Cooper To Rewrite ‘Assassin’s Creed’

7 April 2014 5:37 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

According to Deadline, Adam Cooper and Bill Collage (Exodus: Gods & Kings) are rewriting the film adaptation of Assassin’s Creed for Ubisoft® and New Regency. Mike Lesslie, and Ubisoft’s Eli Richbourg wrote the original draft.

Assassin’s Creed, which will star Michael Fassbender, is set to hit the big screen on August 7, 2015. The original game enters on the adventures of a bartender who finds out he comes from a secret and historic line of assassins. He is captured by a corporation who forces him to hunt down historic artifacts using a device that brings forward the memories as well as skills of his ancestors.

Fassbender and his partner Connor McCaughan are producing the project.

No director is attached to Assassin’s Creed, although there was a rumor that had Safe House director Daniel Espinosa attached.

Source: Deadline

The post Bill Collage and Adam Cooper To Rewrite ‘Assassin’s Creed’ appeared first on Latino-Review. »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Noomi Rapace In Talks To Star In Mikael Hafstrom’s Helmed Spy Thriller ‘Unlocked’

7 April 2014 4:48 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Noomi Rapace is in negotiations to join director Mikael Hafstrom in Unlocked, the spy thriller produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Georgina Townsley and Erik Howsam. The Peter O’Brien-scripted thriller made the Black List, and Rapace would play a female CIA interrogator duped into getting a terrorist to provide key information to the wrong side. It puts her at the center of a plot to launch a biological attack in London. It was originally set at Warner Bros, but the studio let it go and it’s being mounted as an indie film. Rapace, who broke through in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo trilogy, last starred in the Ridley Scott-directed Prometheus, and next stars with Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman and Jason Clarke in the Daniel Espinosa-directed Child 44 for Summit Entertainment. She is repped by CAA and Shelley Browning at Magnolia Entertainment. »


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'Assassin's Creed' Movie Lands 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' Writers

7 April 2014 4:26 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Screenwriters Bill Collage and Adam Cooper have signed on to rewrite the script for New Regency's video game adaptation Assassin's Creed, which has Michael Fassbender attached to star.

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 »

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Adam Cooper and Bill Collage to do a rewrite on Assassin's Creed

7 April 2014 3:04 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

While it.s still up in the air on whether Daniel Espinosa will direct or not, it looks like another draft of the Assassin.S Creed script is being commissioned. The writing duo of Adam Cooper and Bill Collage will take over penning duties on the video game adaptation. Those may not be names that you know right off the bat, but they.ve been around since 2004. Their credits include Acceptance and Tower Heist, so it.s interesting that they would be considered for something like this. Word »

- Niki Stephens

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Assassin's Creed Gets New Screenwriting Talent with Exodus: Gods and Kings Pair

7 April 2014 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

The upcoming big screen adaptation of the hit video game franchise Assassin's Creed has scored two new writers. Deadline reports that Bill Collage and Adam Cooper, best known for their work on Ridley Scott's upcoming biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings , will rewrite Michael Lesslie's adapted screenplay. Michael Fassbender remains attached to headline and produce. The original game involves Desmond Miles, captured by a secret organization with ties to the Knight Templar who repeatedly send Miles back in time into the body of his assassin ancestors to retrieve valuable historical artifacts, the first time going back to the Crusades. No director is, as of yet, attached to Assassin's Creed , although recent rumors have named Safe House helmer Daniel Espinosa a likely »

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Zac Efron to produce & star in John Grisham's The Associate

2 April 2014 11:09 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

News Simon Brew 3 Apr 2014 - 07:06

Once mooted for Shia Labeouf, John Grisham's The Associate is now set to star Zac Efron instead...

It's been some time since the last John Grisham movie adaptation made it to the screen, with 2004's Christmas With The Kranks - based on the book Skipping Christmas - the most recent one.

That said, several of his books seem suddenly destined for the big screen again. A movie take on The Testament is apparently in the hands of director Stuart Blumberg (Thanks For Sharing), although we can't find anything concrete on that at the moment. Furthermore, The Racketeer had been linked with Safe House director Daniel Espinosa, and rumours persist of a film of The Partner.

And now you can add to list The Associate. The film version of that has attracted Zac Efron, who is set to produce and star in the movie. »

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The big blockbusters of summer 2015

28 March 2014 4:17 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Feature Simon Brew 31 Mar 2014 - 05:42

Blockbuster season is almost upon us, but what will next summer's big hitters be? Here's a roundup

Once upon a time, summer blockbuster season 2015 was set to be packed with the biggest collision of big franchises we'd ever seen together. However, one by one, lots of these films moved away to other dates. As such, you won't be seeing Star Wars: Episode VII, Pirates Of The Caribbean 5, Independence Day 2, Batman Vs Superman or Finding Dory in a cinema next summer.

But even with those films gone, there's still no shortage of huge movies battling for your cash in a year's time. And as is traditional for us at the start of summer blockbuster season, we've taken a look at what's coming up in 12 months' time.

We kick off at the start of April (although note that March has Kenneth Branagh’s live action Cinderella movie, »

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BBC Films & Shine Pictures Pick Up Film Rights For Tom Rob Smith’s ‘The Farm’

13 March 2014 4:04 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We’ve received the news that the wonderful BBC Films and Shine Pictures today have picked up the rights to best-selling author Tom Rob Smith’s new psychological thriller ‘The Farm’. The novel is a heart-pounding mystery set in London and Sweden, that’s debuted to rave reviews, reaching Number 2 in the UK bestseller charts during its opening month and is also a bestseller in its launches in Australia, Germany and Israel, with a further 13 major territories sold. Shine’s Head of Film, Ollie Madden, had this to say:

“I’ve been a huge fan of Tom’s novels since ‘Child 44’, and when I picked up ‘The Farm’ I read it in one, enrapt sitting. It’s very rare that you read something which is simultaneously thrilling, thought-provoking, totally unpredictable and packs a real emotional punch. We look forward to adapting Tom’s brilliant work into a feature film”.

Christine Langan, »

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Movie News Wrap Up: ‘Godzilla’, ‘West Side Story’ & More

10 March 2014 4:54 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

This Week:

Sony has acquired the rights to Winter’s Knight; James Mangold will direct The Deep Blue Good-By; former Godzilla producers are suing Legendary Pictures; Daniel Espinosa eyes Blood on Snow; Steven Spielberg may direct a West Side Story remake; and the film based on the Atlanta Olympics bombing nabs a screenwriter.


After a heated bidding war between three studios, Sony has won the rights to the spec script Winter’s Knight.

Marc Platt and Lawrence Grey wrote the script for Winter’s Knight, which purports to tell the origins of St. Nick and Christmas. What’s more, the film reportedly features some tinges of Viking mythology to it.

At first, it seemed like Sony’s efforts were for naught and ...

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- Anthony Taormina

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BBC Films, Shine enter The Farm

10 March 2014 3:04 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

BBC Films and Shine Pictures have acquired the rights to Child 44 author Tom Rob Smith’s new psychological thriller, The Farm.

The mystery novel set in London and Sweden reached number two in the UK bestseller charts during its opening month and also proved a bestseller in Australia, Germany and Israel.

It is the latest book from Tom Rob Smith, whose Child 44 trilogy has sold more than 4 million copies worldwide, the first of which has been made as a film directed by Daniel Espinosa and starring Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace, and is due for release this year. He also created the five-part BBC backed mini-series, London Spy, which will air in 2015.

Brought into Shine Pictures by head of literary acquisitions Sue Swift, The Farm will be produced by Ollie Madden for Shine Pictures, with Christine Langan executive producing for BBC Films.

Madden, head of film at Shine, said: “I’ve been »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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BBC Films, Shine to Adapt New Novel from ‘Child 44′ Author

10 March 2014 2:53 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — BBC Films and Shine Pictures have acquired the rights to psychological thriller “The Farm,” the latest novel from Tom Rob Smith, author of “Child 44.”

The innovative mystery, set in London and Sweden, reached number two in the U.K. charts during its opening month, and is also a bestseller in Australia, Germany and Israel, with a further 13 major territories sold.

Brought into Shine Pictures by head of literary acquisitions, Sue Swift, “The Farm” will be produced by Shine’s head of film, Ollie Madden, with Christine Langan exec producing for BBC Films.

The novel centers on Daniel, who believes his parents are living a peaceful life on a farm in rural Sweden. He then receives a frantic call from his father: his mother has escaped from a mental hospital shortly after being committed.

He then receives a call from his mother, who is en route to London. She »

- Leo Barraclough

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‘Safe House’ Director talks with Warner Bros and DiCaprio for ‘Blood on Snow’

6 March 2014 5:20 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

According to Variety, Daniel Espinosa is in early negotiations with Warner Bros for Blood on Snow a project produced and developed by Leonardo DiCaprio. The project is an adaptation of a novel written by Jo Nesbo, written under the pseudonym of Tom Johansen and has two literary sequels. Dicaprio is producing the project along with his Appian Way partner Jennifer Davision Killoran and Langley Park’s Kevin MCormick.

The story is based on a hit man that runs away with his former boss’ wife after falling a job, kind of like that one Futurama episode, or all the Futurama episodes with the Don Bot. Leonardo DiCaprio wants the lead role of this project because he’d be able to portray a contract killer experiences a crisis of morality after falling in love.

Espinosa is known for directing action thrillers Safe House and Easy Money. His next project Child 44 is »

- Hector E Rivas

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Leonardo DiCaprio to star in Jo Nesbo's Blood On Snow

5 March 2014 11:00 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

News Simon Brew 6 Mar 2014 - 07:00

Safe House's Daniel Espinosa looks like he'll be directing Jo Nesbo's Blood On Snow, starring Leonardo DiCaprio

If David Fincher's Us remake of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo was supposed to open the floodgates to a host of Scandanavian thrillers making it to cinemas, it doesn't seem to have really happened yet. Certainly not from Hollywood anyway.

But here's one that does seem to be on its way. Jo Nesbo's book Blood On Snow was picked up by Warner Bros recently, and the movie has been nurtured with Leonardo DiCaprio in mind. He's being lined up to star as a hitman who has to go into hiding when a job doesn't go to plan. What's more, he goes into hiding taking his target with him, who just happens to be the wife of his boss.

It's still early stages for the film, »

- simonbrew

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