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.

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Deathb4Dishonor
Deathb4Dishonor
8 years ago

Fassbender is a good choice… Dude is badass… He was also in 300 and in Inglorious bastards if i'm not mistaking

frostface
frostface
8 years ago

Of course this will be badass, he's an Irishman ffs ūüôā

erislocker
erislocker
8 years ago

and speaks german!

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
8 years ago

Hmmmm, his language could very well be because he was actually born in Germany, though his mother is Irish.

frostface
frostface
8 years ago

Raised in Killarney, County Kerry since he was two years old and his Irish mother is a great-great-niece of Michael Collins, an Irish leader during the War of Independence (you should look that name up, Ireland would be a very different place without him). He's Irish (with a German father but that's were him being German stops).


Last edited by frostface on 7/9/2012 4:25:40 PM

Kokushi
Kokushi
8 years ago

Fassbender is amazing, just get a good director and it should be a great movie.

Comic Shaman
Comic Shaman
8 years ago

Something that isn't entirely clear to me is exactly who he'll be playing apart from the "iconic hooded hero." Will he be Desmond? Altair? Ezio? All three?

I think he's a good enough actor to pull that off if they want to go that route. I even think he may be good enough to make Desmond interesting, which is saying something.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

It will probably have nothing to do with Desmond.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
8 years ago

Meh, I've seen plenty of great movies based on books. Eventually we will get something wonderful based on a videogame.

firesoul453
firesoul453
8 years ago

I think they could be great if they are done right! Usually the mess the story up somehow…

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

At least it doesn't sound like a Hollywood takeover like the bizarre Uncharted movie almost was.

SmokeyPSD
SmokeyPSD
8 years ago

For me it's a pointless exercise to begin with. That's why there's so much trouble with doing it right. You take the interactivity your taking out what made the original work unique and special in the first place. The complexities of that just doesn't register to the currently broken studio system.

firesoul453
firesoul453
8 years ago

At first glance I thought the title said
Assassin's Creed MOVE In The Works

I was like, move game? Sounds cool

but this is good too!

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
8 years ago

Watch Shame if you're unsure about this guy's acting abilities.

YashaZz
YashaZz
8 years ago

He did an amazing job in Prometheus, really felt like he was an android.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

What was he ashamed of?

Kokushi
Kokushi
8 years ago

What LV said and Hunger too.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

As long as it stays independent it could be good. Won't hold my breath but at least I don't love the series so a bad movie won't cause me pain.

FxTales
FxTales
8 years ago

Woah this is surprising. Good surprising though.

___________
___________
8 years ago

sweet!
i really hope this turns out good!
and i mean movie good, not game to movie adoption good!
so many disasters out there, like the movie to game stereotype its about time we banish the game to movie stereotype!
i dont have much hope though, ubisoft still let PoP out which was not doom, but it was not exactly avatar either!
if theres 1 game out there though that should become a movie its R&C!
that would translate really well to a movie!
insomniac has always been chasing pixar quality animation, so i think its about time they started chasing pixar to do a R&C movie!
that would be freaking sweet!