Michael Fassbender will star in and co-produce Assassin's Creed film
Ubisoft seems to be moving forward with a movie-adaptation of the Assassin's Creed franchise, and it is taking some serious star-power with them.
That star-power, Variety reports, comes in the shape of actor Michael Fassbender, who will play "the franchise's iconic hooded hero" (a vague notion, since the series has multiple hooded heroes) and, through his company DMC Film, will co-produce the movie alongside Ubisoft.
"Michael Fassbender was our first choice", said Jean-Julien Baronnet, head of Paris-based Ubisoft Motion Pictures. "Michael is an extremely smart, talented, versatile and committed actor."
Not to mention, becoming more popular with filmgoers, with recent roles including Magneto in X-Men: First Class and the android David in Prometheus, to name a few.
Prior to this, Ubisoft was in talks with Sony to bring the franchise to film, but negotiations came to an end last fall. Since then, the project has been in development internally to allow Ubisoft greater creative control, a plan similar to what the company has been doing with Splinter Cell.
Ubisoft still intends to talk with the big studios about distributing the film, but only after a writer and director have been attached to it. "We're open to re-discuss with the key studios once the production package is finalized," Baronnet said. "Whatever the financial model, UMP will limit its risk investment."
What do you guys think about all this? Think Fassbender is the right fit the role of the iconic hooded hero, whichever one that is?
A writer, journalist, and aspiring storyteller, Peter Grimm has been gaming since the days of the Nintendo 64, and reporting on the goings-on in the World of Gaming since late 2011. His base of writing operations is located within the void between Here and There, or so he would have you think.
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