Ubisoft has announced that an Assassin's Creed movie is happening, and one Michael Fassbender will be playing the lead.

Ubisoft will be partnering will New Regency Films to make this all happen, and will be helping with the screenplay. Ubisoft has let this little gem out:

"The development of a screenplay is beginning immediately and the project is being fast tracked as the creative pieces come together, while allowing Ubisoft to maintain control of key elements of the movie’s creative direction. Financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed.”

The story, which broke in Variety magazine, went on:

“Ubisoft chose to partner with New Regency because they are a talent- and filmmaker-driven company, with the same independent and creative mindset that we have at Ubisoft Motion Pictures,” said Jean-Julien Baronnet, chief executive officer, Ubisoft Motion Pictures. “Bringing aboard New Regency’s renowned production and distribution expertise while maintaining our own creative and financial flexibility ensures that Assassin’s Creed will be a high-quality film that respects the lore and fans of the video game franchise.”

A video game movie that's being fast tracked by Hollywood? Sounds like it's going to be exactly the kind of movie that we deserve. What could possibly go wrong? Doom is still one of our favorites...

[via Variety]