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Screen version of 'Assassin's Creed' due out in 2015

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A film version of the popular video game saga is slated for North American theatrical release on May 22, 2015.

The film version of the "Assassin's Creed" video game is to come out on a rather appropriate holiday in the US: May 22, 2015 will be Memorial Day, commemorating all the men and women who've died serving in the US Armed Forces.

Though the screen adaptation already has a release date, it hasn't found a director yet. So far only the hero has been tapped: Michael Fassbender ("Prometheus"), who will also co-produce the picture. Seeing as the movie's scheduled for completion in two years, however, the team and the details of its development are likely to be thrashed out soon enough.

"Assassin's Creed" is a historical stealth action-adventure game developed by Ubisoft that puts the player in the role of a descendant of any of various lines of prominent Assassins. Using a device called the "Animus," players has to relive the ancient battles of their "ancestors" against the Knights Templar in order to discover their own destiny.

Since 2007, various settings have catapulted players to Jerusalem, Florence, Constantinople and the US (during the American Revolution). The next game, due out this fall, will be set in the Caribbean, around Cuba and Jamaica.

The film adaptation is scheduled to hit commercial theaters three weeks after "The Avengers 2," the sequel to the superhero movie "Marvel's The Avengers" (2012). "Star Wars Episode VII," to be directed by J.J. Abrams, will also be coming out that year.

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