Shame and Prometheus star Michael Fassbender has been attached to co-produce and star in a film based on massive video game franchise Assassin’s Creed, according to reports from Variety earlier this morning. The film is down to be produced at Ubisoft’s in-house team, Ubisoft Motion Pictures, which was established last year.
Jean-Julien Baronnet, CEO of the Parisian film studio, called Fassbender their “first choice” for the role, although it’s not yet apparent whether that’s Ezio Auditore or Altaïr Ibn-La’Ahad: much like fans of the Half-Life franchise, many have been debating whether a film would skip over the story of the first, less critically acclaimed instalment in the series.
Ubisoft’s “motion picture” department includes departments previously responsible for the Assassin’s Creed: Lineage miniseries, which was released in 2009 to critical acclaim. They’re also working on an animated Raving Rabbids television programme, and discussing films based on entries in the Tom Clancy franchise.