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Assassin’s Creed film “definitely happening,” according to co-producer and star Michael Fassbender

Saturday, 19 October 2013 21:04 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

The Assassin’s Creed film adaptation “definitely happening,” according to co-producer and star Michael Fassbender.

Speaking with The Daily Beast, Fassbender said he’s waiting on the script, the draft of which penned by British playwright Michael Lesslie is reportedly being tweaked by Wolverine screenwriter Scott Frank. he is currently tweaking the original draft .

“That’s definitely happening,” Fassbender said. “We’re just developing the script at the moment. I’d heard of it but had never played the game. I don’t have a video game player … that’s not what they’re called. [Laughs] I met up with the guys from Ubisoft and they told me the story behind it, and I thought it was very interesting — the idea of reliving memories.”

The film is set for production at New Regencyand slated for release on May 22 in 2015, according to a May report.

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21 Comments

  1. Pytox

    a videogame player oh boy

    #1 1 year ago
  2. DSB

    He’s from Europe, give him a break.

    He probably also says automobile and aeroplane.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. hitnrun

    “We’re just developing the script at the moment. I’d heard of it but had never played the game. I don’t have a video game player … that’s not what they’re called. [Laughs] I met up with the guys from Ubisoft and they told me the story behind it, and I thought it was very interesting”

    What could go wrong?

    No, seriously though, it probably can’t be worse than the annualized plot Ubi churns out.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Legendaryboss

    That doesn’t sound good surprise, surprise, but hey game to movie transitions and vice-versa usually for the most part don’t pan out well: In this case he hasn’t played it on any video game player, LOL :) Why break the trend?

    #4 1 year ago
  5. TheBlackHole

    Fassbender is a brilliant actor. Can’t see this going wrong as long as he picks a good director.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. yeoung

    @DSB:

    I doubt it, a lot of Europeans don’t speak English in their respective countries.

    /fun at parties

    #6 1 year ago
  7. wildBoar

    @2 @6 He’s from Ireland….

    Honestly I’m glad gaming isn’t ‘that’ mainstream yet. Gaming should cling to its nerdy, imaginative roots. And Fassbender should be too busy banging supermodels, the world needs someone to idolize, right?

    A good director for once and I’ll actually watch this.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. AmiralPatate

    If it weren’t mainstream, they wouldn’t make blockbusters out of it.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. DSB

    @7 I call shenanigans on that. If he doesn’t have Xbox or Playstation in his vocabulary, he’s either not from this planet, doesn’t have English as a first language. Or he was born before like 1930.

    Is he a vampire? Do they have vampire problems in Ireland? Is that why Irish people are so pale?

    #9 1 year ago
  10. wildBoar

    @8 “‘that’”.

    And yeah, we’re finally seeing Hollywood daring to get this nerdy. But we’ve only just gotten there in the last 10 years or so, please don’t cavil so much.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. wildBoar

    @9 An assassin vampire banging supermodels.. That’s a movie.

    I honestly can’t imagine what he does on his free time though, that’s part of the charm and “glamour” with movie stars I guess. But I prefer the banging supermodels explanation, I need someone I can envy that I don’t entirely hate, like all the people I do know.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. DSB

    @11 Dude, vampires get all the chicks. Even if they sneak in their windows at night while they’re sleeping, and it’s probably illegal, they still totally get away with it. It would be weird if he was a vampire and didn’t bang models.

    I have a hard time finding famous people I don’t hate. If I do like someone they’ll usually be like a supporting actor or a writer or someone similar who’s famous but not super famous.

    Good god… Maybe I’m a hipster :(

    *edit*

    Nope, don’t hate Jennifer Lawrence. So there.

    #12 1 year ago
  13. wildBoar

    Man, dem vampires. There aren’t that many actors I particularly admire either, but I quite like Fassbender. He’s just a really good fit for those badass roles like Magneto, and he killed it in Shame.

    But yeah Jennifer Lawrence got dem chipmunk cheeks, I just wanna pinch em. We really do need more good indie/fan movies though. But that kickstarter section gets no love, unless Zach Braff decides to grace it.
    It’s kinda weird that no one has made an amateur full length assassins creed movie in their backyard yet. I’d watch it.
    But hey, now we get the Fassbender.

    #13 1 year ago
  14. Dragon

    I think Assassins creed as a franchise has great potential to be a transmedia one. It has the deep lore required to make a good movie, and frankly getting a good story is the part most video game movie adaptations fail imo.
    Fingers crossed.

    #14 1 year ago
  15. fihar

    I’m thinking that the movie is going to be a bit like Source Code just with a much longer period inside the Animus instead of just 8 minutes.

    I wonder how are they going to structure the movie though. Will the narrative shifts constantly between the present day and the past or will the present would simply act as both the prologue and the epilogue? Obviously, runtime is always an issue with movies so I suspect the present day would be shafted in favor of the past.

    #15 1 year ago
  16. Dunno

    Can’t stand this guy

    #16 1 year ago
  17. wildBoar

    Of course you don’t.

    #17 1 year ago
  18. YoungZer0

    As long as he’s not writing the script, I see no reason why his ignorance would be a problem here.

    #18 1 year ago
  19. Panthro

    I think that’s one of the bigger problems with adapting something from a video game to a movie, movies are too short.

    I could see AC doing good ground as a TV series though, people need to realize that a game being adapted into other media doesn’t always have to be a movie, I think that’s probably the worst direction to take a game adaptation in my opinion.

    And with the current TV shows which have recently came out hopefully people begin seeing it as a good place for the adaption of big games, I for one would love to see a Deus Ex TV series since a Fallout movie wouldn’t be long enough to be satisfying.

    #19 1 year ago
  20. DSB

    Hahaha.

    From the script:

    “He turned the knob on the wooden barrier fitted to the opening in the wall. That’s not what it’s called”

    “He turned the knob on the water delivery apparatus. That’s not what it’s called”

    “He gripped his shortened stabbing weapon tightly in his hand. That’s not what it’s called”

    It’s gonna be a looong movie.

    #20 1 year ago
  21. zinc

    Well the movie won’t focus on collecting feathers & climbing towers, so thats 90% of “lore” right out the window.

    My monies on a medieval “Bourne Identity”.

    #21 1 year ago

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    The Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is now available for PlayStation 3 and PS4. Havoc contains the four multiplayer maps Core, Drift, Sideshow, and Urban along with the AE4 directed energy assault rifle, its custom variant, and the Exo Zombies cooperative mode. You can purchase the DLC separately or pick up the […]

  • Here’s a teaser for Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode 2

    A teaser video for the second episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 is available, so if you’ve yet to play the first episode, you may want to skip this. Resident Evil Revelations 2′s first episode is out now. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • North American eShop update is full of Donkey Kong games

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Titan Attacks, Donkey Kong Land, Donkey Kong Country and more. eShop on 3DS Ironfall Invasion Titan Attacks! Donkey Kong Land – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 2 – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 3 – Virtual Console Luv Me Buddies Wonderland Around the World […]

  • Venture into the Valley of the Yetis next week in Far Cry 4

    The next batch of Far Cry 4 DLC, Valley of the Yetis, releases in March and Ajay Ghale will be tasked with surviving violent cultists and the mythical Yeti. Apparently the cult is looking for a secret hidden in the valley, and Ajay has discovered their motives. The DLC features co-op with a friend taking […]

  • The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack out for Payday 2, has dino masks

    The 19th DLC pack for Payday 2 title The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack is available on Steam from today. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: 11 new weapon modifications for the AK rifles in the game 11 new weapon modifications for the CAR rifles in the game Four new masks together with their […]

  • Battle Chasers slated for PC, consoles; comic picks up where 2001 storyline left off

    Darksiders creator Joe Madureira and Vigil co-founder Ryan Stefanelli have confirmed a Battle Chasers game and a new comic are in the works at their new studio Airship Syndicate. Speaking to Polygon, Madureira and Stefanelli wouldn’t provide details on the the game, but did divulge it will be an adventure RPG with player-controlled Battle Chasers […]

  • Shovel Knight, Hotline Miami 2 discounted for Sony’s annual Spring Fever Sale

    Sony is hosting its annual Spring Fever Sale which runs for eight weeks and features a new title each week. The sale starts next week on March 3 with the launch of Helldivers. Here’s just a few items included in the sale: HELLDIVERS (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March 3 Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March […]

  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

    The Super Mario Gold amiibo which surfaced via a CPSIA certificate earlier this month will be a Walmart-exclusive, Nintendo has announced. The gold-colored Mario amiibo will be released the same day as the Mario Party 10 game for Wii U and will run you $12,96 at 3,000 participating Walmart stores in the US. Along with […]

  • Here’s an overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

    As new gameplay overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, culled from the Active Time Report, stream has been sent over by Square Enix. The video provides a look at the history and environments of the Kingdom of Orience; the 14 memebers of Class Zero; the battle system with customizable magic spells; and the ability […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video gives you a look at the game’s wildlife

    A new video shown by Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata during the latest Active Time Report, contains a look at the game’s wildlife and ecology. You can watch the full stream two hour stream through here, or a smaller clip courtesy of GamesHQMedia below.

  • Lionhead ventures into the free-to-play space with Fable Legends

    Fable Legends will be free-to-play when it launches on PC and Xbox One. According to Lionhead, the one versus four cross-platform title borrows from MOBA games such as Dota 2 and League of Legends as it will contain free, rotating heroes which will be added to a roster for a two week period. Once the […]

  • Win! 5 pairs of tickets to the Call of Duty European Championships

    We have five pairs of tickets to giveaway for the Call of Duty European Championships, taking place in London this weekend. The event takes place this Saturday February 28 and Sunday March 1 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Winners can watch teams will go head to head for a $10,000 prize pot […]

  • Republique Remastered has released on Mac and PC

    Republique Remastered, which was announced earlier this month, is now available for Mac and PC. The game is 20% off through Steam, GOG and the Humble Store for $19.99 until March 4. Thereafter, it will run you $24.99. The Remastered edition contains all five episodes of the game, with 1-3 available now and the remaining […]

  • LA Cops coming to Xbox One in March

    Isometric shooter LA Cops is coming to Xbox One on March 13. Already on Steam Early Access, the game looks like it’s been heavily inspired by Hotline Miami. Walk into a room, open fire, leave bloody puddles in your wake. It’s being published by Team 17. Check out the video below for some 70s cop […]

  • We have $500 of Steam Wallet funds to giveaway!

    We’re giving away 10 Steam Wallet prizes worth $50 each to VG247 readers, courtesy of Bundle Stars. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning $50 Steam credit is to enter your details below. Join the Bundle Stars Steam group for entry in the sweepstake, and gain extra entries for […]

  • Lapsed Final Fantasy 14 players tempted back with 10 day freebie

    Square is offering lapsed FF 14: A Realm Reborn players a chance to come back to the game for 10 days worth of free adventuring. Provided you’ve already bought and registered an account you’ll be able to play free of charge from Feb 27 to March 9. Square wants you to sample the new content […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Sledgehammer looking at “opportunities” to recreate classic Call of Duty maps

    Sledgehammer Games has told VG247 it’s looking at opportunities to recreate classic Call of Duty maps in Advanced Warfare. According to co-founder Michael Condrey, players of the latest Havoc DLC are asking how Exo abilities and verticality can be added to classic franchise maps. “We’re taking a look at some opportunities to really highlight the […]

  • GTA Online reader playlist week 7: and the winner is…

    Stuff was shot. But only one player emerged victorious. GTA Online player e031271 won last night’s VG247 reader playlist, beating myself, Matt and regulars solidorwot and Revolting. Congratulations, Mr e031271. A deserved victory. We play a GTA Online playlist in an open session every Wednesday on PS4, because it’s both funny and fun. Anyone’s welcome […]

  • Leaked screens reveal The Reef as Destiny’s new “social space”

    A handful of leaked Destiny screens seem to confirm that The Reef location will be the new social space in Destiny. The new addition is likely to be revealed as part of the upcoming House of Wolves expansion. Reddit user Megamanexe4 dropped the screens on the site earlier this morning, along with grabs that reveal […]

  • Darksiders creator teases Battle Chasers game

    Joe Madureira, creator of Darksiders, has released art that strongly suggests a Battle Chasers game is in the works. Battle Chasers was a comic book from the late 1990s that suffered notorious production problems between issues and was never finished. Madureira formed Airship Syndicate after the collapse of THQ, where he co-created Darksiders. His latest […]

  • Infamous video nasty Axe recreated in GTA 5

    The trailer for notorious horror movie Axe has been recreated in GTA 5. The shot for shot remake is the work of gigerbrick who has previously recreated exploitation flicks like Machete and Hostel using Lego. The original Axe movie was banned in 1984 in the UK but passed with cuts in the late 1990s. Movie […]

  • Payday 2 for PS4 and Xbox One includes “a year’s worth of paid DLC” for free

    Payday 2: Crimewave Edition will include a year’s worth of paid DLC from the PC version of the game for free. The new-gen version of the game will be available June 2015, and includes almost all of the paid and free DLC released so far for Overkill’s popular first-person shooter. That DLC includes The Big […]

  • Yes, Mortal Kombat X will require Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus

    Mortal Kombat X won’t bypass Microsoft and Sony’s premium online play requirements. Reports that Mortal Kombat X wouldn’t require PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold started circling earlier this week thanks to a communications error. Answering fan questions on Twitter, producer Shaun Himmerick accidentally gave the impression that premium console subs would not be required […]

  • This is what Destiny players most want next

    Destiny patch 1.1.1 has resolved or at least addressed a number of complaints voiced by the community, but there are plenty more. des Destiny community manage David “Deej” Dague has put out a call for Guardians to share their concerns – or rather, what they think the community is most concerned about. “Set aside your […]

  • Google AI can play games now, so we’re probably all going to die

    Google has brought us one step closer to our inevitable slaughter or enslavement by machine overlords. Google has developed an AI that can learn to play video games and devise brand new strategies. Let me just rephrase that: Google has created an AI that can teach itself new skills, including how to play video games. […]

  • First footage of Renowned Explorers: International Society surfaces

    Renowned Explorers: International Society is a turn-based strategy game from the team behind Reus, and it looks great. Renowned Explorers was announced almost a full year ago, but has been pretty quiet since then. Developer Abbey games has now announced that the game has hit alpha, and will be open to select testers soon. You […]