Movie – Assassin’s Creed

Reblogged from ACWikia

The Assassin’s Creed film is an upcoming, feature-length motion picture, based on the award-winning series of the same name, being developed by Ubisoft and Sony Pictures Entertainment for a 2014 release.[1]

The terms and conditions surrounding the agreement between Ubisoft and Sony have been described by Hollywood insiders as “unheard of”, with Ubisoft getting the final say on budget, principal cast, script, release date and more.[2] One individual even went so far as to say that “The whole Ubisoft/Sony deal is a waste of ink, paper and time. The level of control Sony gave up means, effectively, that Assassin’s Creed will never – and I mean never – get made.”[3]

The level of control being afforded to Ubisoft has divided critics of both games and films, with many noting that while Hollywood insiders consider Sony’s move to have killed the film before it’s even begun, gamers consider the move to be beneficial to the franchise’s future, as in recent years game-adaptations have tended to be of poor quality.[3]

In support of this, the studio’s senior VP of international marketing, Jean de Rivieres, claims that their films will “reflect the brands accurately and consolidate our fan base.” The film is also confirmed to be in 3D


JOKE of the DAY

A salesman returns from a long road trip to Europe, having left his beloved cat in his brother‘s care.  The minute he lands in the States and clears customs, he calls his brother and inquires about his pet.

“The cat’s dead,” replies his brother bluntly.

The salesman is devastated.  “You know how much that cat meant to me,” he sobs into the phone,  “Couldn’t you at least have given a little thought into a nicer way of breaking that news to me?  For instance you could have said, ‘Well you know, the cat got out of the house one day and climbed up on the roof, and the fire department couldn’t get her down, and finally she died of exposure, or starvation or something?’  Why are you always so thoughtless?”

“Look I’m really, really, sorry,” says his brother.  “I’ll try to do better next time, I swear.”

“Okay, let’s just put this ugly incident behind us,” said the high strung salesman.  “How are you anyway?  How’s Mom?”

There was a brief pause, “Uh,”  the brother finally stammers,  “uh,….   Mom got out of the house one day and climbed up on the roof….”

Moral of the story.   A sales professional who travels a lot and lives alone, should know better than to get a pet.  It’s not fair to the pet or the your relatives you coerce into looking after it while you are away.  Second, with the advent of the internet,  road warriors can now stay in touch with email, Google phone, Hangout sessions or other forms of video chat.  With so many different ways of staying in touch, you now have no excuse not to.