Michael Fassbender to Star In & Develop an ‘Assassin’s Creed’ Movie

Oh crap, this news is going to make fanboys (and fangirls) go crazy. One of the most popular video game franchises of the last few years is Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed, featuring the shady assassin characters known as Altaïr or Ezio. Guess who else loves the game and wants to take this on? Michael Fassbender. Variety is reporting that Fassbender will be co-producing an Assassin’s Creed movie with his production company DMC Film. “Fassbender was our first choice” to play the lead character,” and he “is an extremely smart, talented, versatile and committed actor” who’ll be bringing this video game to life on the big screen. The report states, while the Assassin’s Creed games were first announced as a Hollywood project at Sony, apparently Ubisoft has backed out of that idea. Now, they “plan to stick to their initial plan and develop the film independently in order to maintain greater creative control.” …

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