Sony Pictures is already hard at work trying to turn the popular video game series Uncharted into a movie (even though it kind of already is), and now they’ve cast their eye to another “Grab all the Walls” game. Variety reports that the studio is in final negotiations with game developer Ubisoft for the screen rights to Assassin’s Creed. The games center on an a secret order of assassins operating in past centuries (the first game is set in the 12th century, the next two games are in the 15th century), but are framed within a sci-fi context of being the memories of a hapless everyman* who’s at the center of a present-day secret war. The game features lots of parkour and trying to covertly pull off assassinations before you blow it and have to run the target down in the most attention-grabbing fashion possible.
Ubisoft has set the terms of the deal to be a more active participant in the movie’s development rather than provide a one-off licensing agreement. Ubisoft chief Yves Guillemot says he also wants movies of Splinter Cell and Ghost Recon. Hit the jump to see a trailer for the first game and start your fan-casting in the comments section.
*Fun fact: Uncharted‘s hero Nathan Drake and Assassin’s Creed‘s overarching protagonist Desmond Miles are both voiced by Nolan North. Actually, if you ever doubt who’s the male voice actor in a video game, guess “Nolan North” and you’ll be right about 70% of the time.