Assassin's Creed movie will be co-produced by X-Men First Class star Michael Fassbender

Fassbender to produce and star in Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed film

Coming from such pedigree as X-Men: First Class, Inglorious Basterds, Prometheus and Haywire, actor Michael Fassbender has agreed to take on the starring role of the protagonist for the upcoming Assassin's Creed movie. The actor has also announced that he will be helping the film with a producer credit, perhaps helping to drive this movie away from the common notion that gaming movies are doomed to second-rate status.

"Michael Fassbender was our first choice" said Jean-Julien Baronnet, CEO of Ubisoft Motion Pictures. "Michael is an extremely smart, talented, versatile and committed actor."

Fassbender has been hitting the Hollywood scene rather hard; he has been in several notable major flicks while performing in more serious roles. While the film details have not yet been released, Fassbender has worked on period movies as well, notably the violent 2010 film Centurion, in which he took the starring role.

Besides reeling in a rather talented actor, Ubisoft is also getting a shot at creative control for the movie. Sony is reportedly close to finalizing a deal to get the movies going. Ubisoft will be working on the film independently.

[via Variety]

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Morville O'Driscoll Blogger & Critic 9 years ago
Sweet! I suddenly actually care about this film now. I've found him to be a very watchable actor, even if the film he's in isn't amazing.
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Peter Dwyer Games Designer/Developer 9 years ago
I liked the treatment of Sands of Time, though I would have loved them to keep the ending intact i.e. he doesn't get the girl, keeps the dagger and goes off the unknown hero as it were.

Hopefully Creed can live up to the expectations but, I have to say I don't see much scope in there to innovate. You have the Animus, the Templars and some time traveling assassins. Kind of set in stone unless you're making the "Not" assassins creed movie.
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Rick Lopez Illustrator, Graphic Designer 9 years ago
Best thing that could have happened to Assasins creed movie.
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David Radd Senior Editor, IndustryGamers9 years ago
Ubisoft wants to do right by an Assassin's Creed movie and you can't blame them for their approach - Hollywood has traditionally not done well by game properties (I believe the director of the Prince of Persia movie proudly proclaimed his ignorance of the corresponding game). Assassin's Creed is Ubisoft's biggest IP with a complex storyline, and the best way to make sure it fits within the studio's vision is to do just this and package the film for a studio to distribute.
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