An undated screenshot from the video game "Assassin's Creed."
An undated screenshot from the video game "Assassin's Creed." REUTERS

The Assassin's Creed franchise may be sneaking its way onto the silver screen soon. Variety reports Sony Pictures is closing a deal with developer Ubisoft for rights to produce a film based on the title.

This comes as part of a strategy of Ubisoft to strengthen their games' brands by promoting their franchises in other media while making new sources of revenue from those games.

Another project in the works is an animated TV series based on Raving Rabbids with partner Nickelodeon. The game company even launched a new division, Ubisoft Motion Pictures, to assure greater control over its properties that have been exported to other media. Ubisoft executives said they also hope to their popular Tom Clancy games will also be produced as big-budget movies.

The low hanging fruit that is Assassin's Creed was an obvious choice to become a movie. It follows modern-day bartender, Desmond Miles, who is kidnapped by Abstergo, a mysterious corporation, and forces him to experience the lives of his ancestors who were all assassins.

Video games are becoming increasingly popular movie fodder with such successes of the Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time movie along with the Tomb Raider and Resident Evil franchises.

Though the two companies are close to making a deal, they have not made any official announcements.

But those who are interested in the Assassin's Creed series can still get their fix as the new installment Assassin's Creed: Revelations, will release Nov. 15.