Michael Fassbender to star in Assassin’s Creed film

July 9, 2012

Big news today from Variety. According to their sources, Ubisoft has gotten cosy with acclaimed actor Michael Fassbender, whom intends to work with the company on a cinematic adaptation of the popular Assassin’s Creed franchise.

Best known for work in Inglorious Basterds, X-Men: First Class, and most recently Prometheus, Fassbender is reportedly set to both star in and co-produce the film. Though still very early on, Ubisoft has chosen to develop the film at the newly founded Ubisoft Motion Pictures, are studio dedicated to in-house adaptations of video game franchises. Ubisoft hopes UMP will allow the company maximum creative control over projects, in contrast to previous work such as Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, where the collaborative production company retained control.

Ubisoft has yet to decide on a distributor for the eventual Assassin’s Creed film, and UMP is still looking for a writer and director to attach to the project.