Michael Fassbender to Star in and Co-Produce ‘Assassin's Creed’

Ubisoft's video game franchise follows the plight of a Knights Templar assassin sent back in time to retrieve historical artifacts.
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Michael Fassbender to Star in and Co-Produce ‘Assassin's Creed’

Michael Fassbender brings Assassin's Creed to DMC FilmMichael Fassbender has signed on to star in and co-produce an adaptation of the popular Ubisoft video game Assassin's Creed through his own film banner, DMC Film.

DMC Film partner Conor McCaughan will also serve as a co-producer on this sci-fi action adventure revolving around a bartender who learns that his ancestors were trained assassins. He is kidnapped by a group tied to the secret society Knights Templar, and is forced to travel through time collecting various historical artifacts to be used for a higher purpose.

Assassin's Creed is the most high profile project currently with Michael Fassbender's DMC Film. This big screen adaptation was originally set up through Sony Pictures, but the project was put on hold by Ubisoft. It may still be distributed by Sony when it is completed, with a projected release date of 2014.

The Assassin's Creed video game franchise has moved over 30 million units for Ubisoft since its 2007 debut. The next installment of the game, its third, is expected to hit stores this October. It will take place during the American Revolution. The first two games carried through the Crusades and the Renaissance era. It is not yet known which chapter of this saga will kick off the theatrical franchise, if all three time periods will be visited, or if Assassin's Creed will head to new, uncharted points of time in our human history.

Assassin's Creed comes to theaters December 21st, 2016.

Sources:Variety

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  • instead8909 • 3 years ago

    Guys I recently found out who's attached to direct this film it's Jacob Drenick.

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    • rudy • 3 years ago

      @instead8909 I know u were that's why i said "lulz".

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      • justice-kowaleski • 3 years ago

        @christopher Lino i know it would never happen but A fan boy can dream :D just imagine it we would prbally have Joseph Gordon Levit as Desmond A blonde Ellen Page as Lucy and Mr Fassbender as Warren Vidic that would be incredible

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        • Michael-Rockwell • 3 years ago

          God please no Chris Nolan directing...because of the Nolan Batman fans, I ended up not loving the trilogy anymore and most of Batman. The Arkham Games got me liking him again. Plus I don't think the AC style is something Nolan can do.

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          • christopher-lino • 3 years ago

            @justice-kowaleski - A Christopher Nolan "Assassin's Creed" would be amazing - but Warner Bros is never gonna let him go not after all the success they've been having.

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            • bryanyentz • 3 years ago

              @zanyzap,

              Hahaha... Now that would be an interesting choice to direct this...

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              • Sabreen-Rezvie • 3 years ago

                He has a good reputation, im sure the movie will be a great hit. Unless they hire a dumbass director.

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                • instead8909 • 3 years ago

                  Zack Snyder would be a good choice for a Prince of Persia film and a stunt man that knows parkour would be better in the long run.

                  @rudy I was only joking man. I've got to get a few more short films to do before attempting something big like this

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                  • Brizzy • 3 years ago

                    Sounds really good. This man only makes good films and has no intention of destroying this franchise and making himself a less thought-of actor. This can only end well.

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                    • skywise • 3 years ago

                      Good news. One of my favorite game franchises.

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                      • thomasclarke • 3 years ago

                        Cannot think of anyone better to hear this new involving. Interesting games should make for interesting film

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                        • justice-kowaleski • 3 years ago

                          How about a bad ass Chris Nolan Assassins Creed series tell me that wouldn't be huge

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                          • narrator • 3 years ago

                            Haha, @zanyzap. Whether you're joking or not, I'd give that film a watch.

                            Seriously though, I could see someone like Zack Snyder directing the film. Slow-motion throughout the game, it's an adaptation with a clear-cut plot, and it has his "fight in the shade" actor attached. :P

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                            • zanyzap • 3 years ago

                              @bryanyentz Get the hell outta here! But seriously, give it to Steve McQueen. Yep. I said it.

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                              • justice-kowaleski • 3 years ago

                                @dan lulz. if Uwe Boll directed this movie Assassins Creed games would lose so much money

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                                • dan1 • 3 years ago

                                  @bryanyentz I don't think Fassbender would work with Uwe Boll. If there really is a God, he wouldn't.

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                                  • SherlockHolmes2009 • 3 years ago

                                    Great choice for the lead, hopefully th director will be good

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                                    • ChiRep-1 • 3 years ago

                                      For some reason I can't picture this being anything other than a slow motion-fest piled on with some decent cgi

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                                      • rudy • 3 years ago

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                                        • rudy • 3 years ago

                                          I just hope it doesn't turn out like Prince of Persia. And put in their own female character for Desmond to fall in love with. Lucy is enough.

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