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.

via Variety

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2 Comments

  1. Colin P.
    July 10, 2012 at 9:22 am — Reply

    I hate to be that guy but it’s not exactly a time-travel story. In the games, the near-future protagonist explores his genetic memory by using a machine, assuming the role of his assassin ancestors. He cannot alter the events of history or even be there to see them in his own body. He only lives through their eyes, so each time period has a different main character.

  2. Arbor Day
    July 10, 2012 at 4:41 pm — Reply

    There’s always the vague, tiny hope that they’re speaking metaphorically to prevent spoilage. And when filmed Fassbender will be playing the ancestor character just with his own face. A perspective issue trick thingy.

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