According to an article on Variety, Prometheus-star Michael Fassbender will be starring and co-producing the upcoming live-action adaptation of Assassin’s Creed the videogame.
“Michael Fassbender was our first choice to play the franchise’s iconic hooded hero,” said Jean-Julien Baronnet, CEO of Paris-based Ubisoft Motion Pictures in an interview with Variety. “Michael (Fassbender) is an extremely smart, talented, versatile and committed actor.”
Ubisoft has confirmed that the film will be in 3D, and that Fassbender’s DMC filming company will be teaming up with Ubisoft Motion Pictures to help bring the game to life on the big-screen.
Variety says the “plot revolves around a man who learns his ancestors were trained assassins after he is kidnapped by a secret org with ties to the Knights Templar, and sent back in time to retrieve historical artifacts.” So will this mean the movie will revolve around Desmond, or will be be seeing Ezio or Altair? Who knows. All three names are listed under Fassbender’s wikipedia page as possible characters he may be playing, but this has yet to be confirmed.
Fassbender has made some pretty interesting movies in the past which have helped boost his popularity profile, with such roles in “X-Men: First Class,” “Shame,” “Haywire,” and more recently “Prometheus.”
With files from Variety