Ubisoft has confirmed that it’s going ahead with its Assassin’s Creed movie project and that it’s already worked out a deal with famous Hollywood actor Michael Fassbender, who’ll play the protagonist and co-produce through his DMC Film company.
The Assassin’s Creed franchise started life back in 2007 and, since then, it has become one of Ubisoft’s best-selling properties, drawing in more and more fans with every new iteration.
Now, ahead of the release of this year’s Assassin’s Creed 3
, which will star a new protagonist in a new time period, Ubisoft has shared some more details about the movie based on the franchise that’s been in development for quite some time.
According to the company, via Variety
, the Assassin’s Creed movie will star famous actor Michael Fassbender, which has recently become well known in Hollywood thanks to roles in blockbusters like Prometheus, X-Men: First Class, and much more.
Fassbender will play the protagonist, “a man who learns his ancestors were trained assassins after he is kidnapped by a secret organization with ties to the Knights Templar [and is] sent back in time to retrieve historical artifacts."
As of yet, however, it’s unclear whether the actor will play Desmond, the current-day protagonist, Altair, the hero from the first title, or even both.
Fassbender will, however, co-produce the movie through his DMC Film company, which is currently working alongside Ubisoft’s Motion Pictures studio in order to find a writer and a director.
After these two people are found, Ubisoft wants to start looking for partner studios that should provide additional funding for the film.
According to previous rumors, Ubisoft was in serious talks with Sony Pictures
last year, but the Japanese company dropped the project due to Ubisoft’s desire to maintain complete control over the franchise.
Given these new developments and casting, expect to hear more about the Assassin’s Creed movie soon enough.