Michael Fassbender wants to honour Assassin's Creed

Michael Fassbender is busy promoting his dramedy Frank, which has been out in Europe for several months, but is set to be released in the U.S. next week. We were able to sit down with the actor recently to discuss his role as an eccentric musician in the film. During the course of our conversation, we touched on the progress he's making with the oft-discussed Assassin's Creed movie, which he will both produce and star in.

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-Foxtrot1503d ago (Edited 1503d ago )

Mmmm Hmmm

How many people who do video game adaptations say something like this

Hell you have Paul W.S Anderson walking around arrogantly thinking he's broken the video game to film curse and has done justice to the fans.

I mean he's talking about honouring it yet he's going to add original story points meaning adding stuff into the story that's not in the game...this is also known as straying away from the source material.

ironfist921503d ago

Ubisoft has confirmed it wont be a direct adaptation, but an entirely new chapter set within the same universe.

That way you dont have to worry about drawing too much from the game and pissing off the fans due to minute discrepancies, but also making it accessible for non-fans and regular film goers.

-Foxtrot1503d ago

Yeah and like I said straying from the source material and trying to make a new story when you already have a story right in front of you is ALWAYS the downfall of video game films.

They try to change things and it never works.

So yeah your going to tick off fans that way it always does.

gamerfan09091503d ago

You're comparing someone with Fassbenders talent to Paul WS Anderson? Fassbedner is a pretty big deal at the moment so if he's picking this to be his next film, I'm sure the script is great.

-Foxtrot1502d ago (Edited 1502d ago )

It doesn't mean shit who you are. If you don't respect the source material the film will be bad.

Seriously i cant believe you or most just think because Fassbender is involved it's automatically going to be good.

Hell David O Russell when he was doing the Uncharted film wanted to tear it apart and he has made some great films.

iamnsuperman1503d ago

Well how else is an Assassin's Creed movie going to work? The foundation isn't there to make a good film (maybe a TV series but not film). As long as the Assassin's Creed's universe rules are followed it should have no problem. Fassbender is a talented actor and famous enough to draw in the crowds. They just needed to change the story since at the moment the quality is more b-movie that big blockbuster

-Foxtrot1502d ago

Of course the foundation is there

Assassin gets demoted after something goes wrong

Takes on a mission to get his stats back by his mentor

Realises there's a much bigger plot behind a simple mision


Learns more by killing Templars. Reduce the amount you kill in the game since there was only losds to stretch story out

Find out Mentor is behind it

Kill him


Honestly it can be done. It's all about condensing it down and finding out what is there for gameplay purposes not story.

You don't need to add anything

nope1111503d ago

Wait.... They're doing a Assassin's Creed movie and Fassbender is in it?

That's....... Pretty damn awesome. I hope it doesn't suck.

scark921503d ago

I think it would not be as hard to create an Assassins Creed movie, I just hope they make it distinctive rather than mediocre or predictable.

DarkOcelet1503d ago (Edited 1503d ago )

Fassbender is awesome and most of his roles lately were amazing so i have faith that this movie could be great .

ArnoDorian1503d ago

he better, otherwise im haunting him :)

nidhogg1503d ago

As long as it's Fassbender, I am certain the acting will be good. Now, about the screenplay ... let's just hope for the best.

ironfist921503d ago

Ubisoft has direct oversight and control over the film, unlike in the past where you simply hand over the license to someone random director who doesnt know what the game is about.

I have high hopes for this one, especially with Fassbender.

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