*Irish actor Michael Fassbender will be starring in Ubisoft Motion Pictures’ upcoming Assassin’s Creed movie, and his studio DMC Film is co-producing the flick.
He certainly isn’t a stranger to those of us with nerdier pursuits. Most recently, he appeared in Prometheus as the android David (above); previously, he voiced Logan in Fable III, played young Magneto in X-Men: First Class, and was Stelios in 300. Of course, you’ll find much more more that on his IMDb page.
Ubisoft Motion Pictures CEO Jean-Julien Baronnet said that Fassbender was their “first choice” to play the Assassin, though which one remains a mystery to us all. The premise of the movie remains vague at best, so your guess is as good as ours.
Ubisoft is playing their cards pretty carefully and seems to be keeping their game-based projects completely in-house now with Paris-based UMP. Distribution rights may go to other companies like Sony, but the publisher is definitely trying to avoid another Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, which was done by Disneya nd Jerry Bruckheimer.*