assassinscreed Michael Fassbender to take main role in Assassins Creed film

Actor Michael Fassbender is to take on the main role in the upcoming Assassin's Creed film, which he will also co-produce.

Actor Michael Fassbender is to take on the main role in the upcoming Assassin's Creed film, which he will also co-produce.

 
The adaptation of the popular video game series will see Fassbender star as Desmond Miles, who explores the lives of his assassin ancestors through the Animus machine, allowing him to experience the time periods of the Crusades, the Renaissance, and, in the upcoming third game, the American Revolution.
 
Ubisoft Motion Pictures is hoping to turn its largest game franchise, with 30 million games sold since the series' debut in 2007, into a blockbuster success, with several films planned over the coming years, most likely exploring the different epochs of history that the games traverse through. The fate of the future films will largely rest on the initial one, however, as many planned series have failed to take off due to poor sales, such as the Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time film in 2010.
 
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The films were originally intended to be a team effort between Ubisoft and Sony, but negotiations failed to produce a deal. Ubisoft has since decided to go it alone, setting up Ubisoft Motion Pictures in 2011, giving it a significant role in the film industry, where adaptations are on demand.
 
Jean-Julien Baronnet, CEO of Ubisoft Motion Pictures, said that Fassbender was their first choice to play the main character. German-born and Irish-raised Fassbender has starred in many significant roles in recent years, including playing Magneto in X-Men: First Class and Lieutenant Archie Hicox in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds. He has also voice characters in video games, including Logan in Fable III.
 
There is no word yet on co-cast or a possible release date, but we likely won't see the film for around three years. Meanwhile, Assassin's Creed III will be out on 30 October for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, and 23 November for PC.
 
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Source: Variety