Michael Fassbender To Star And Co-Produce 'Assassin's Creed'
Reported by Outsiders - 12:03 PM 2012.07.09
The adaptation of Ubisoft's videogame franchise, "Assassin's Creed" to the large screen will star Michael Fassbender and will be co-procuded through his DMC Film.
"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 game is Ubisoft's biggest franchise, selling over 30 million units since 2007. A third "Assassin's Creed" game bows Oct. 30 and is set during the American Revolution. First two take place during the Crusades and Renaissance. The 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.
Ubisoft execs plan to stick to their initial plan and develop the film independently in order to maintain greater creative control.