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Director Justin Kurzel re-teams with Michael Fassbender on Assassin's Creed

Apr. 29, 2014by:

One of the benefits of having Michael Fassbender set as star and producer on ASSASSIN'S CREED is that he gets input into who will helm the movie. While SAFE HOUSE director Daniel Espinosa was the candidate most recently rumored to join the video game adaptation, we now have confirmation that Fassbender's MACBETH director Justin Kurzel will helm ASSASSIN'S CREED.

With rewrites handled by screenwriters Adam Cooper and Bill Collage, Deadline reports that the just wrapped MACBETH film will lead the star-director duo directly into ASSASSIN'S CREED. MACBETH has been gaining a lot of buzz with recently revealed images including Fassbender in warrior attire along with co-star Marion Cotillard looking good as his Lady MacBeth.

ASSASSIN'S CREED has been in active development for almost two years now but did not gain momentum until Fassbender joined. The accomplished actor has done everything from Oscar-worthy drama to pulpier genre fare. Seeing him take on the lead in this should prevent him from getting typecast as Magneto or even David from PROMETHEUS. Kurzel is by no means a household name but he should bring something unique to this adaptation.

ASSASSIN'S CREED is due for release on August 7, 2015.

Source: Deadline

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7:48AM on 04/30/2014
If Fassbender has been attached to this as long as he has been, does this mean it could be a decent video game adaptation? Guess time will tell
If Fassbender has been attached to this as long as he has been, does this mean it could be a decent video game adaptation? Guess time will tell
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2:47AM on 04/30/2014
Fassbender and Kurzel have a competent working relationship. I think they could make Assassin's Creed a good movie. But only time will tell. After all, video game movies don't have a good track record (sadly).
Fassbender and Kurzel have a competent working relationship. I think they could make Assassin's Creed a good movie. But only time will tell. After all, video game movies don't have a good track record (sadly).
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7:09AM on 04/30/2014
But for a long time so did comic book movies, now look at the world. They just need good directors and to respect the material, the potential is there.
But for a long time so did comic book movies, now look at the world. They just need good directors and to respect the material, the potential is there.
1:41AM on 05/01/2014
Violentcop, amen to that. Duncan Jones on Warcraft should be the one.
Violentcop, amen to that. Duncan Jones on Warcraft should be the one.
9:17PM on 04/29/2014
Could this be the first truly, truly awesome videogame movie? I hope so.
Could this be the first truly, truly awesome videogame movie? I hope so.
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9:00PM on 04/29/2014
This is a combo I can definitely get behind.
This is a combo I can definitely get behind.
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5:56PM on 04/29/2014
Maybe they will be inspired to put a touch of Shakespearian intrigue on the screenplay
Maybe they will be inspired to put a touch of Shakespearian intrigue on the screenplay
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9:00PM on 04/29/2014
Like Thor? That'd be awesome.
Like Thor? That'd be awesome.
10:49PM on 04/29/2014
Yeah, only not so aimed at pleasing all ages and a bit more grown-up, I hope.
Yeah, only not so aimed at pleasing all ages and a bit more grown-up, I hope.
5:15PM on 04/29/2014

A more intriguing choice than Espinosa

Was a little underwhelmed by that announcement and although I haven't seen the new take on "Macbeth", the images have looked stunning and Fassbender has good taste in directors.
Was a little underwhelmed by that announcement and although I haven't seen the new take on "Macbeth", the images have looked stunning and Fassbender has good taste in directors.
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