IGN: Why did so many studios -- including Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks -- pass on the Assassin's Creed movie, which Sony ended up making a deal with Ubisoft to develop and distribute?
Well you can understand Ubisoft wanting to have more power over the script and events of the movie(s) because they'll want to try and keep it close to the video-games (if they are taking the same story or stories that have been told in the video-games that is), and that's good. But aswell like the article says Ubisoft aren't movie makers and need to let those that know how to make successful movies take the reigns on that part. I guess we'll see how things work out. Look at how long the Metal Gear Solid movie was apparently "in the works" but never came to fruition at all, mind you Sony bought the rights to this movie a little while ago so they might push it on a bit more.
Steven Spielberg is trying to gain back the credibility he lost since the flashlight incident in E.T. and Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull, that's why he passed up on the Assassin's Creed movie. He could probably make a good movie out of it, but Ubisoft is nervous, as they should be considering how video game movies usually turn out. I'd rather see Spielberg make a new, original hit, and an up and comer willing to take risks make the Assassin's Creed film.
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