Michael Fassbender to Star in and Co-Produce ‘Assassin’s Creed’

Ubisoft’s video game franchise follows the plight of a Knights Templar assassin sent back in time to retrieve historical artifacts.

Michael Fassbender brings Assassin's Creed to DMC Film
Michael Fassbender brings Assassin's Creed to DMC Film
Michael Fassbender has signed on to star in and co-produce an adaptation of the popular Ubisoft video game Assassin's Creed through his own film banner, DMC Film.

DMC Film partner Conor McCaughan will also serve as a co-producer on this sci-fi action adventure revolving around a bartender who learns that his ancestors were trained assassins. He is kidnapped by a group tied to the secret society Knights Templar, and is forced to travel through time collecting various historical artifacts to be used for a higher purpose.

Assassin's Creed is the most high profile project currently with Michael Fassbender's DMC Film. This big screen adaptation was originally set up through Sony Pictures, but the project was put on hold by Ubisoft. It may still be distributed by Sony when it is completed, with a projected release date of 2014.

The Assassin's Creed video game franchise has moved over 30 million units for Ubisoft since its 2007 debut. The next installment of the game, its third, is expected to hit stores this October. It will take place during the American Revolution. The first two games carried through the Crusades and the Renaissance era. It is not yet known which chapter of this saga will kick off the theatrical franchise, if all three time periods will be visited, or if Assassin's Creed will head to new, uncharted points of time in our human history.

Assassin's Creed comes to theaters December 21st, 2016 and stars Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard. The film is directed by Justin Kurzel.

Sources: Variety

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  1. WongFu

    Guys I recently found out who's attached to direct this film it's Jacob Drenick.

    3 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  2. Rudy

    @instead8909 I know u were that's why i said "lulz".

    3 years agoby @rudyFlag

  3. Justice Kowaleski

    @christopher Lino i know it would never happen but A fan boy can dream :D just imagine it we would prbally have Joseph Gordon Levit as Desmond A blonde Ellen Page as Lucy and Mr Fassbender as Warren Vidic that would be incredible

    3 years agoby @justice-kowaleskiFlag

  4. Michael Rockwell

    God please no Chris Nolan directing...because of the Nolan Batman fans, I ended up not loving the trilogy anymore and most of Batman. The Arkham Games got me liking him again. Plus I don't think the AC style is something Nolan can do.

    3 years agoby @Michael-RockwellFlag

  5. Christopher Lino

    @justice-kowaleski - A Christopher Nolan "Assassin's Creed" would be amazing - but Warner Bros is never gonna let him go not after all the success they've been having.

    3 years agoby @christopher-linoFlag

  6. Bryan Yentz


    Hahaha... Now that would be an interesting choice to direct this...

    3 years agoby @bryanyentzFlag

  7. Sabreen Rezvie

    He has a good reputation, im sure the movie will be a great hit. Unless they hire a dumbass director.

    3 years agoby @Sabreen-RezvieFlag

  8. WongFu

    Zack Snyder would be a good choice for a Prince of Persia film and a stunt man that knows parkour would be better in the long run.

    @rudy I was only joking man. I've got to get a few more short films to do before attempting something big like this

    3 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  9. Brizzy

    Sounds really good. This man only makes good films and has no intention of destroying this franchise and making himself a less thought-of actor. This can only end well.

    3 years agoby @BrizzyFlag

  10. skywise

    Good news. One of my favorite game franchises.

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  11. Thomas Clarke (Kiion)

    Cannot think of anyone better to hear this new involving. Interesting games should make for interesting film

    3 years agoby @thomasclarkeFlag

  12. Justice Kowaleski

    How about a bad ass Chris Nolan Assassins Creed series tell me that wouldn't be huge

    3 years agoby @justice-kowaleskiFlag

  13. the Narrator

    Haha, @zanyzap. Whether you're joking or not, I'd give that film a watch.

    Seriously though, I could see someone like Zack Snyder directing the film. Slow-motion throughout the game, it's an adaptation with a clear-cut plot, and it has his "fight in the shade" actor attached. :P

    3 years agoby @narratorFlag

  14. ZanyZap

    @bryanyentz Get the hell outta here! But seriously, give it to Steve McQueen. Yep. I said it.

    3 years agoby @zanyzapFlag

  15. Justice Kowaleski

    @dan lulz. if Uwe Boll directed this movie Assassins Creed games would lose so much money

    3 years agoby @justice-kowaleskiFlag

  16. Dan

    @bryanyentz I don't think Fassbender would work with Uwe Boll. If there really is a God, he wouldn't.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  17. SherlockHolmes2009

    Great choice for the lead, hopefully th director will be good

    3 years agoby @SherlockHolmes2009Flag

  18. ChiRep_1

    For some reason I can't picture this being anything other than a slow motion-fest piled on with some decent cgi

    3 years agoby @ChiRep-1Flag

  19. Rudy

    @instead8909 lulz.

    3 years agoby @rudyFlag

  20. Rudy

    I just hope it doesn't turn out like Prince of Persia. And put in their own female character for Desmond to fall in love with. Lucy is enough.

    3 years agoby @rudyFlag

  21. Bryan Yentz

    ... Will be directed by Uwe Boll... Just wait...

    3 years agoby @bryanyentzFlag

  22. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx And the writers. Far as I'm concerned, the director in question just has to match what the video games have already done, with a touch of originality at a bigger scale

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  23. WongFu

    They need a director that actually plays the games and understands what we need to see, I nominate myself.

    3 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  24. Nicholaus XX

    I really like the video game(s), but I have a bad feeling about this. It really depends on the director, at this point.

    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  25. thedude-abides

    Depends on the director. With Fassie attached, hopefully this project will attract some attention. In any event, I like him in the role.

    3 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  26. Pjwolsker

    @ROFLitschristian yeah I can't tell if this is a good or bad thing yet. Yes, Fassbender is going to star in the movie and he's awesome but video game movies usually don't do very good.

    3 years agoby @pjwolskerFlag

  27. ROFLitschristian

    @pjwolsker My thoughts exactly. You can't go wrong with Michael Fassbender (well except Jonah Hex) but this is Assassin's Creed. :| I'm conflicted.

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  28. Jake Brown

    did not see this coming, im definitely giving this a look, but video game adaps havent went down well (doom comes to mind)

    3 years agoby @Jake-BrownFlag

  29. the MovieGhost

    I'm happy that we'll get to see Mr. Fassbender in such a great project, but I'm worried about that ever-present issue of video games transferring into Movies.

    3 years agoby @the-movieghostFlag

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