Film also enlists new scribes…

Mike Fleming over at Deadline is hearing that writer/director Justin Kurzel (‘Snowtown’) is in talks with New Regency and Ubisoft to direct the big screen take of hit videogame ‘Assassin’s Creed.’

The adaptation would reunite the Australian filmmaker with his ‘Macbeth’ star Michael Fassbender, who is attached to play the lead, a bartender who is captured by a secret corporation called Abstergo Industries and is forced into a machine, named “The Animus”, allowing him to relive the memories of his ancestors — all assassins — to retrieve powerful and dangerous artefacts.

Screenwriters Bill Collage and Adam Cooper (‘Exodus,’ ‘Tower Heist,’ ‘Accepted’) recently came on board to rework an earlier draft of the script by playwright Michael Lesslie.

In addition to starring, Fassbender will produce the project with his DMC Film partner Conor McCaughan.