Michael Fassbender will star in Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed movie, which is something we almost forgot was happening. He'll also co-produce the movie with his DMC Film partner Conor McCaughan with the help of Ubisoft's in-house production company, Ubisoft Motion Pictures, reports Variety. Fassbender recently played blank-faced, emotionless android David in Ridley Scott's Prometheus, leaving him well-equipped to play blank-faced, emotionless bartender Desmond Miles in Ubisoft's stab-happy, time-jumping assassination thriller.
"Michael Fassbender was our first choice to play the franchise's iconic hooded hero", says Ubisoft Motion Pictures CEO Jean-Julien Baronnet, who seemingly overlooks the series' cast of three hooded heroes. "Michael is an extremely smart, talented, versatile and committed actor."
The Assassin's Creed movie was originally on course to be produced by Sony Pictures before negotiations came to a screeching, stinky halt last year. There's also still no word on who'll actually be directing or writing the movie yet, as UMP are now responsible for filling those production roles. All we've got to go on is this alluring, Fassbender-shaped puzzle piece. And what a mighty piece it is.
Assassin's Creed 3: The Video Game is out on consoles on October 30, with the PC release date heavily rumoured to have slipped to November 23. It's set during the American Revolution, which has inspired this gut-wrenchingly patriotic trailer: