Michael Fassbender to star in film adaptation of Assassin's Creed

Posted on July 10, 2012 - 10:00am by SuperChunLi89

Michael Fassbender is set to star and co-produce the film adaptation of Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed through is production company, DMC Films.

Fassbender has become a high-profile actor, starring in films such as 300Fish Tank, Inglorious Bastards, Jane Eyre, X-Men: First Class, A Dangerous Method, Haywire, Prometheus; and has been critically acclaimed for his roles in Hunger and Shame. The Irish-German actor will soon be seen in The Counselor and Twelve Years  a Slave and is set to reprise his role as Erik Lenserr/Magneto in the untitled X-Men sequel. Fassbender, along with Conor McCaughan, produced the BAFTA Award winning short film, Pitch Black Heist.

Michael Fassbender's past experience with video games includes voicing the character of Logan in Fable III.

About who would play the franchise's protagonist, CEO of Paris-based Ubisoft Motion Pictures, Jean-Julien Baronnet, says:

"Michael Fassbender was our first choice... Michael is an extremely smart, talented, versatile and committed actor."

According to the Daily Variety,  Ubisoft and Sony were in talks of making a series of Assassin's Creed films, but it seems Ubisoft executives have decided to develop the project independently to keep creative control. Sony might still end up distributing the movies.

There is still no word on which assassin the film will follow or when the film is scheduled to release.

Personally, I'd see Michael Fassbender in anything, but it would be a "Shame" if the film didn't live up to expectations. (See what I did there?)

» Source: http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118056333
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