We all saw this coming, didn't we? Sure we did.
According to a new Variety report , a feature film based on Ubisoft's blockbuster Assassin's Creed franchise is in the works.
Michael Fassbender will star in the film and also co-produce it; you may have seen Fassbender in movies like "X-Men: First Class," "Shame," "Haywire," and "Prometheus," and he has fresh roles in the upcoming "Twelve Years a Slave" and "The Counselor." And given that AC has sold over 30 million units since arriving on the scene in 2007, it makes sense to pursue a big-screen adaptation. Here's what Ubisoft Motion Pictures CEO Jean-Julien Baronnet had to say:
"Michael Fassbender was our first choice…Michael (Fassbender) is an extremely smart, talented, versatile and committed actor."
Ubisoft will develop the film independently so as to "maintain greater creative control," so we're hoping the movie remains faithful to the series. Personally, I'd much rather play as a bad-ass assassin but hey, some haven't caught on to the fact that active participation is often vastly superior to passive watching. Besides, the movie could be good.