Netflix Hires ‘Die Hard’ & ‘Leviathan’ Screenwriter Jeb Stuart For Their Live-Action ‘Assassin’s Creed’ Series; Recently Worked On ‘Vikings: Valhalla’

Netflix is looking to bring Ubisoft’s video game franchise Assassin’s Creed to the small screen and have reportedly landed on a well-known action film writer to tackle the upcoming live-action series.

The open world games explore the war between the rival secret orders of the Assassins and the Templars as they use advanced machines to access the genetic memories of Assassins in different periods of the past to track down powerful artifacts called Pieces of Eden.

According to a report from Variety, Netflix has tasked writer Jeb Stuart for the new show and had recently worked with the streaming service giant for Vikings: Valhalla. His screenwriting credits are the iconic action flick Die Hard that established Bruce Willis’ acting career, the genre-bending/underrated Leviathan, Harrison Ford’s The Fugitive, Another 48 Hours, and Sly Stallone’s Lock Up.

Casting information hasn’t been announced but it sounds like it hasn’t been given an official series order at this time.

SOURCE: VARIETY

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