News broke yesterday that a big screen adaptation of the videogame franchise, Assassin’s Creed would be headed to the big screen, and it looks like Michael Fassbender is going to be involved in a number of different ways.
According to reports, Fassbender will not only star in the movie, he will also be a co-producer on the film.
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.
“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. “Michael (Fassbender) is an extremely smart, talented, versatile and committed actor.”
The Assassin’s Creed line has brought in a ton of money for Ubisoft, and I’m betting the game manufacturer is hoping this movie does better than the Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time adaptation did.