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Michael Fassbender to star in, produce 'Assassin's Creed' movie

Michael Fassbender will star in and produce a movie based on Ubisoft's hit video game series Assassin's Creed.

The games' storyline follows a bartender who learns that he is a descendant of famous assassins after being kidnapped by the Knights Templar. The action takes place during the Crusades and Renaissance.

Shame star Fassbender will co-produce the movie project with his DMC Film partner Conor McCaughan and Ubisoft Motion Pictures, reports Variety.

"Michael Fassbender was our first choice," said UMP CEO Jean-Julien Baronnet. "Michael is an extremely smart, talented, versatile and committed actor."

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Moncole1901d ago (Edited 1901d ago )

The movie will be rated PG or PG 13 and will suck because it will be made for a quick buck and wont be made for the fans or have a proper rating of R.

Baka-akaB1901d ago (Edited 1901d ago )

it might sucks indeed , but why does it have to do with the ratings ?

Assassin's creed was hardly that mature or even gory, hell ac2 and its spin offs would probably go down in ratings without the "sex" scenes .

We see more sex and violence in the usual pg13 movies than the AC games

M4I0N31901d ago

Ubisoft will be heavily involved with this project and they wont allow it to be a failure like prince of persia was when they handed it over to disney and jerry bruckheimer.

Ubisoft may be able to change the film industry by actually developing a great movie adaptation to the assassin's creed franchise.

Baka-akaB1901d ago

I'm more excited about Fassbender being invested enough to put his own money into it .

Publishers always claim they'll be very involved with movies .

Anyway i'm cautiously confident about the project for now

thewolf51901d ago

The project is spearheaded by Ubisoft Motion Pictures, if anything I would guess that this film is being made just for the fans.

shodan741901d ago

If Fassbender's involved, then it has a chance. That guy is the goddamn nuts.

ironfist921901d ago

He's a great up-coming actor, but I just cant see him as being cast as Altair

antz11041898d ago (Edited 1898d ago )

Love this guy. He was the saving grace of Prometheus and did an awesome job with his Nazi vengeance in X-men First class.

Edit: Had the best line in 300: "Then we will fight in the shade." BADASS

modesign1901d ago

bubble me if your excited:)

Spitfire_Riggz1901d ago

Dont bring that Youtube shit on here

izumo_lee1901d ago

Fassbender was excellent as Magneto in Xmen-First Class & he was really good in Prometheus so there is no denying he is a very capable actor.

Most video game movies are dead in the water cause of the script & story. Directors feel the need to make it their own & change things unnecessarily. If any video game movie has the chance to be successful it will rely heavily on the script, so hopefully the ones being made as we speak (Assassins Creed, Uncharted, SOTC) have good stories & scripts.

SandWitch1901d ago

I haven't seen Prometheus yet, but I definitely agree about his role in Xmen First Class. He was an excellent Magneto!

izumo_lee1901d ago

As a whole Prometheus was pretty underwhelming, the hype about its relation with the Alien universe left many people wanting more.

Anyways Fassbender was one of the best characters in the film. And absolutely agree with you he owned that performance as Magneto in First Class. Definitely lived up to the shoes that Sir Ian McClennan was in the previous films.

PhantomT14121901d ago

I also liked him very much in Inglourious Basterds, during that tavern scene with Diane Kruger.

BlackPrince 421901d ago

Fassbender kind of came out of nowhere to become a great actor.

300
Inglorious Bastards
X-Men: First Class
Prometheus
Shame
And he did a voice in Fable III

All good stuff, so if he's helping to produce this, we might have a glimmer of hope.

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