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Michael Fassbender will star in and produce Assassin's Creed film

07.09.2012by: Eric Walkuski

Fassbender, you handsome bastard, is there any project you can't make immediately more interesting?

Michael Fassbender, coming off a series of great performances in films like SHAME, A DANGEROUS METHOD and PROMETHEUS, will produce and star in ASSASSIN'S CREED, based on the popular Ubisoft video game franchise.

The plot of ASSASSIN'S CREED will revolve around a man who learns his ancestors were trained assassins after he is kidnapped by a secret org with ties to the Knights Templar, and sent back in time to retrieve historical artifacts.

"Michael Fassbender was our first choice" to play the franchise's iconic hooded hero, said Jean-Julien Baronnet, CEO of Paris-based Ubisoft Motion Pictures. "Michael (Fassbender) is an extremely smart, talented, versatile and committed actor."

Ubisoft will develop the film independently after plans to make it with Sony dissolved last year. It will soon set a screenwriter and director.

Extra Tidbit: Fassbender will be seen in Ridley Scott's THE COUNSELOR next year (opposite Penelope Cruz, pictured above).
Source: Variety

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