Videogame adaptation gets moving with scribe.

THR is reporting that New Regency and Ubisoft Motion Pictures have brought in up-and-coming British scribe Michael Lesslie to provide the screenplay for the forthcoming adaptation of ‘Assassin’s Creed.’

As previously reported, the film has Michael Fassbender attached to play a bartender who is captured by a secret corporation called Abstergo Industries and forced to go back in time to various historical periods like the Renaissance and Crusades to relieve the memories of his ancestors – all of them assassins — in order to recover ancient artefacts.

The adaptation will be produced by Fassbender and DMC Film partner Conor McCaughan. A director has yet to be selected.