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Big Screen for Assassin’s Creed

July 9th, 2012 by Jay Comments

There has been talk of a big screen adaptation of Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed for a while now, and while fans were worried they would be getting another Doom or Resident Evil, A-List actor Michael Fassbender (X-Men: First Class) has signed up for the title role!

Variety reports that Michael Fassbender will star in and co-produce the big screen adaptation of Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed. While he will play the lead character, it is unknown whether they will use Altair (Assassin’s Creed – 2007), Ezio (Assassin’s Creed II – 2009) or Connor (Assassin’s Creed III – 2012). The first option seems most likely, especially as the site describes the plot as revolving, “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 artefacts.”

“Michael Fassbender was our first choice,” said Jean-Julien Baronnet, CEO of Paris-based Ubisoft Motion Pictures. “Michael (Fassbender) is an extremely smart, talented, versatile and committed actor.” It is thought that in order to maintain a greater level of control, Ubisoft will develop the film themselves, although Sony Pictures may end up distributing. “We’re open to re-discuss with the key studios once the production package is finalized,” There is currently no details on when Assassin’s Creed will begin production or be released.

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