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Michael Fassbender on why he is doing Assassin's Creed

10.18.2013

Michael Fassbender can be seen this weekend in 12 YEARS A SLAVE (which has received rave reviews, including a 9/10 from JoBlo.com's Chris Bumbray), and while talking to The Daily Beast about the film, he gave an update on ASSASSIN'S CREED and opened up about why he got involved with the project. In the interview Fassbender admits to not being a gamer, but was intrigued by the plot from the video games.

That’s definitely happening. We’re just developing the script at the moment. I’d heard of it but had never played the game. I don’t have a video game player … that’s not what they’re called. [Laughs] I met up with the guys from Ubisoft and they told me the story behind it, and I thought it was very interesting—the idea of reliving memories.

Fassbender will be playing Desmond Miles, who in the games relives the memories of his ancestors with a device called the Animus. Michael Fassbender isn't just starring in the film though; Ubisoft has also made him a producer. Look, we all know the shitty track record for video game movies, but with someone like Michael Fassbender starring and producing the film, I'm pretty optimistic about ASSASSIN'S CREED. Although I haven't played the games, I'm aware of the story and think it could lend itself very well to a big screen adaptation.

ASSASSIN'S CREED will be in theaters on June 19th, 2015.

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Extra Tidbit: Since there isn't a director attached to ASSASSIN'S CREED yet, who would you like to see behind the camera for the film?
Source: The Daily Beast

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5:56PM on 10/22/2013
as long as I don't ever see the name Uwe Boll attached to this, it has a good chance at being awesome
as long as I don't ever see the name Uwe Boll attached to this, it has a good chance at being awesome
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11:23PM on 10/18/2013
The best video game franchises that would lend themselves flawlessly to the silver screen as adaptations would be Metal Gear as a Tom Clancy-esque spy action thriller and Unchartered.
The best video game franchises that would lend themselves flawlessly to the silver screen as adaptations would be Metal Gear as a Tom Clancy-esque spy action thriller and Unchartered.
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9:09PM on 10/20/2013
Thumbs up for the comment. Thumbs down for the spelling of Uncharted.
Thumbs up for the comment. Thumbs down for the spelling of Uncharted.
9:38PM on 10/21/2013
Lol damn its not letting edit. Sorry for the typo.
Lol damn its not letting edit. Sorry for the typo.
1:39PM on 10/18/2013

Conflicted

Michael Fassbender: one of my favorite actors working today. Desmond Miles: one of the most annoying video game protagonists ever to grace consoles.
Michael Fassbender: one of my favorite actors working today. Desmond Miles: one of the most annoying video game protagonists ever to grace consoles.
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1:37PM on 10/18/2013

Very interesting......

Love Michael Fassbender. He can do wrong. Tremdously talented. But with the history of every video game movie being terrible I'm very skeptical. I know everyone wll say what about the Resident Evil movies? loves the Resident Evil movies but I don't consider those to be adaptations of the games. They don't resemble the games at all. They got the name and the fact theres zombies correct but the story is nowhere to be found. True fans of the games know what I'm talking about. But I'm always
Love Michael Fassbender. He can do wrong. Tremdously talented. But with the history of every video game movie being terrible I'm very skeptical. I know everyone wll say what about the Resident Evil movies? loves the Resident Evil movies but I don't consider those to be adaptations of the games. They don't resemble the games at all. They got the name and the fact theres zombies correct but the story is nowhere to be found. True fans of the games know what I'm talking about. But I'm always willing to give Michael Fassbender the benefit of the doubt.
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11:43AM on 10/18/2013
Jesse, being an avid Assassin's Creed fan, I want to point out that nobody has confirmed who the characters are at all. Let alone that Fassbender is playing Desmond.
Jesse, being an avid Assassin's Creed fan, I want to point out that nobody has confirmed who the characters are at all. Let alone that Fassbender is playing Desmond.
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11:41AM on 10/18/2013
I don't care whoever the director is going to be. I'm just glad Fassbender is in the movie.
I don't care whoever the director is going to be. I'm just glad Fassbender is in the movie.
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11:19AM on 10/18/2013
I trust in Ubisoft!!
I trust in Ubisoft!!
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11:18AM on 10/18/2013
"Look, we all know the shitty track record for video game movies". Isn't that because the film makers have total control of it? From what I've read, Ubisoft want total control. They sound a lot like Marvel in that sense. Ubisoft have just as much faith in their AC world and its characters as Marvel have for theirs...and bringing in someone like Michael Fassbender is proof that they want the best talent out their to make this movie a success. I have high hopes for the movie.
"Look, we all know the shitty track record for video game movies". Isn't that because the film makers have total control of it? From what I've read, Ubisoft want total control. They sound a lot like Marvel in that sense. Ubisoft have just as much faith in their AC world and its characters as Marvel have for theirs...and bringing in someone like Michael Fassbender is proof that they want the best talent out their to make this movie a success. I have high hopes for the movie.
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10:32AM on 10/18/2013
I have the fullest faith in him, and in addition to being very talented and the guy of person who seems to know what he's doing with the project, he's a very sexy man. It's cool that he admits to not being a gamer, but I think watching someone play the games through or just watching a compilation of the cutscenes will do him a world of good.
I have the fullest faith in him, and in addition to being very talented and the guy of person who seems to know what he's doing with the project, he's a very sexy man. It's cool that he admits to not being a gamer, but I think watching someone play the games through or just watching a compilation of the cutscenes will do him a world of good.
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10:29AM on 10/18/2013
Very excited about this. Fassbender makes every film that he is in that much better.
Very excited about this. Fassbender makes every film that he is in that much better.
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