Michael Fassbender is reportedly on board to bring Assassin’s Creed to the big screen for Ubisoft Motion Pictures.
Fassbender, who recently came off the success of Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, has signed on to star in and co-produce the upcoming movie adaptation of the game.
Fassbender is a highly skilled actor who’s has built up legions of fans thanks to some of his recent blockbuster turns as Magneto in ”X-Men: First Class” and as a cool-headed cyborg in this season’s ”Prometheus.”
Jean-Julien Baronnet, CEO of Paris-based Ubisoft Motion Pictures, said: “Michael Fassbender was our first choice to play the franchise’s iconic hooded hero; Michael is an extremely smart, talented, versatile and committed actor.”
The storyline for the film will stay in line with that of the game. There’s no word at this point which major motion picture studio will distribute the film for Ubisoft since negotiations with Sony Pictures fell through early this year, but the freshman production house plans move forward on the project independently.
“We’re open to re-discuss with the key studios once the production package is finalized,” added Baronnet.