Monday, 9 July 2012

Michael Fassbender to star in Assassin's Creed film


It’s been a while since a movie news post, however after hearing about this little nugget of goodness, now seemed like a prime time!

The Bafta-nominated actor Michael Fassbender has been cast in a film adaptation of video game titan Assassin's Creed. The X-Men: First Class actor will prove his talent has no bounds as he is down to co-produce the movie as well.

Jean-Julien Baronnet from Ubisoft games gushed Fassy’s praises by saying "Michael Fassbender was our first choice," and called him "extremely smart, talented, versatile and committed." That sounds about right…

If sales of the video game are anything to go by (more than 30 million copies sold) it feels like this movie may just be a hit. The game is about a family of assassins and their conflict with the Knights Templar, which spans the Crusades, the Italian Renaissance and, in a forthcoming instalment, the American War of Independence.

And just because we can, here’s a gratuitous picture of the man of the moment: Michael Fassbender.



5 comments:

  1. Wow. This adds a level of legitimacy to a video game movie that maybe hasn't ever happened before (though do you remember those Peter Jackson/ Halo happenings?).

    I'm not nuts about the game (played half of the first one), but this is definitely intriguing.

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    1. That's what I thought, sounds like with Michael aboard, this film could be more than a money spinning gimmick - fingers crossed! And now you mention it I do remember the Peter Jackson talk! I don't mind the game, but I am more interested in this film :)

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  2. Thanks for following Comeuppance Reviews! We appreciate it. Just started following you too.

    Also An Assassins Cred movie with Fassbender is a good idea...He was excellent as Magneto in First Class.

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    1. And thank you for the follow and kind comment :) Glad you think so, he made First Class go from good to great.

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  3. Agree with you 100 percent.

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