Assassin's Creed Movie Release Date, Plot Rumors: Ariana Labed to replace Alicia Vikander ; Release delayed to December, 2016

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Actress Alicia Vikander recently announced that she will no longer be part of the movie adaptation of Assassin’s Creed. She may be replaced by actress Ariane Labed who recently joined the cast for an undiclosed role. 

Speaking  about her involvement in the project, Labed said: “It’s all new to me, but starting to develop scripts and work on them, they take time. It just takes time to get a good story together and we really want to do it right That’s always the challenge of something that’s so dense, to really find something and pare it down and, basically, there are so many elements to it. Trying to translate that to an audience, you have to pick key things. [P]art of it is getting through the density of it and paring down and engaging a simple story,” according to Coming Soon.

Although Labed’s character has not been revealed yet, looks like he will be replacing Vikander to play the role of the Ex Machina.

The release of the movie, which was originally slated for Aug. 7, 2015 , has been delayed to a Dec. 16, 2016 release.

“We have the pleasure to announce today that the green light has been given by New Regency, and the production has already started.This is a very important milestone for the project and for our team on Assassin’s Creed,” Chief Executive Officer Yves Guillemot, said according to Den of Geek.

Talking about the plot line of the movie, Producer Frank Marshall said that the movie will be much like the game, yet different in its own way.

According to a report by The Guru Daily, the movie is said to begin production in September. Michael Fassbender is reportedly playing the lead in the movie, with the character Desmond Miles.

The movie will be directed by Justin Kurzel and the screenplay is written by Bill Collage, Adam Cooper and Michael Lesslie.