Fassbender takes lead role in Assassin’s Creed film

Monday, 9th July 2012 14:26 GMT By Stace Harman

Michael Fassbender will co-produce and star in the film of Ubisoft’s flagship Assassin’s Creed franchise, Variety has reported. Jean-Julien Baronnet, head of Ubisoft Motion Pictures, said that Fassbender was the studio’s “first choice” to don the iconic peaked hood, commenting that the Prometheus and X-Men: First Class star is “an extremely smart, talented, versatile and committed actor.”

Assassin’s Creed III, the fifth title of the main franchise, launches on console at the end of October and on PC in November.



  1. YoungZer0

    Now that’s interesting. Still don’t think that the movie is ever going to be made.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. TheBlackHole

    YES. that is all.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Maximum Payne

    I hope it follow story from game.
    This can be practically next Matrix.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Ireland Michael

    @3 Personally, I would prefer it if used an original character in a unique setting, but still managed to fit into the overarching canon of the franchise.

    That would be the best of both worlds.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. drewbles82

    I think it would be better off as a tv series, possible HBO, think of Game of Thrones scale but in the Assassins Creed world.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Fin

    Needs more Jason Statham.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Maximum Payne

    @5 That was my thought also.There is lot of story in AC.
    @4 That would be very hard thing to do :D
    But what period are they going to use ? Maybe they start from Renaissance?

    #7 2 years ago
  8. The_Red

    Wow, a decent actor for a video-game movie? Really interesting choice even if Mr Fassbender doesn’t look like any of the known protagonists.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. freedoms_stain

    Obviously a whiter than white guy is the best choice for the series olive skinned protagonists.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. OrbitMonkey

    ^ Its called bronzing lotion.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Ireland Michael

    @9 What? The only “bronze-skinned protagonist” in the series to date has been Altiar.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Gekidami

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Ireland Michael

    @12 What? Desmond is white. He’s definitely not “olive”.

    And nobody said he would be playing a part of Desmond’s bloodline anyway.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. TD_Monstrous69

    I believe Fassbender would make a great Altair. Sure, he doesn’t quite have the voice for it (or the skin tone), but he could definitely nail his attitude. Either way, hearing he’s involved with the Assassin’s Creed film does make the film adaptation look promising.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. freedoms_stain

    @11, nah, they’re all dark skinned. The choices of characters and locations used have been heavily influenced by keeping the bloodline believable.

    Tell me those 3 men do not have similar shades of skin. If you want a better comparison fire up AssBro and leave the Animus and have Desmond stand beside each of the 3 very very white people in the room there.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. mehdidante

    . jake was perfect as prince but Fassbender as altair , i dont think so ( i hate his movie shame ).
    they need one with more persian look .

    #16 2 years ago
  17. WFMMK

    @16 Altair was Syrian as in Arab not Persian…

    #17 2 years ago
  18. absolutezero

    I can’t wait for him to break character by letting his irish accent slip through randomly.

    That Irish Magneto was something else.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Gewehrdalf

    Irish-German accent XD
    I wonder what they might do with the story – could be a great movie anyway ^^

    #19 2 years ago

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