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Michael Fassbender pegged to star in Assassin's Creed flick
Posted: 09.07.2012 14:49 by Comments: 5
Actor Michael Fassbender has been pegged to star and co-produce the movie adaptation of Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed. Fassbender appeared in X-Men: First Class, Shame, Haywire, and Prometheus.


This will be Fassbender's latest collaboration with Conor McCaughan, with whom he produced the short film Pitch Black Heist.

According to UbiSoft CEO Jean-Julien Baronnet, "Michael Fassbender was our first choice" to play Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad, "Michael is an extremely smart, talented, versatile and committed actor."

Back in October, Ubisoft had been in discussions with Sony about making an Assassin's Creed film series, but those negotiations were put on hold. Rather, the company invested in launching UMP as a way for the videogame publisher to self-produce films, shows and digital projects.
Source: Variety
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Comments

By unsilviu (SI Core) on Jul 09, 2012
unsilviu
If this turns out to be a good movie, I'll be incredibly happy. but they better not screw up Altair. He's my favorite assassin's creed character.

By the way, those of you with Android... Try out the Swype keyboard, it's so fun to writing this!
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jul 09, 2012
herodotus
What the Swype keyboard....an app?
Anyway, it's about time Fassbender is getting the recognition he deserves as a fine and hard working actor so unless he's just doing "AC" for the cash (as a few notables did with the awful "The Three Musketeers") then it should be a good flick.
By SiyaenSokol (SI Elite) on Jul 10, 2012
SiyaenSokol
I think that an Assassin's Creed film might be great... but I am also worried about it getting screwed up.
By unsilviu (SI Core) on Jul 10, 2012
unsilviu
hero: Yeah, it's this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG0-lG7v8y4&feature=plcp

I remember looking forward to that three musketeers film, I'm glad I wait to see the critic consensus before deciding whether to go see a film or not...
By HenoKutus (SI Elite) on Jul 10, 2012
HenoKutus
There was already an episode out of Assassins Creed Lineage,never became a series though.But i think Fassbender will be a great choice for the movie!