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Michael Fassbender set to star in Assassins Creed film
Will also co-produce the game adaptation to the big screen
Posted by Alex 'SpectralShock' V on Jul 9, 2012 - 4:23pm EST (Jul 9, 2012 16:23)
Michael Fassbender will star in and co-produce Assassin's Creed, the bigscreen adaptation of Ubisoft's videogame franchise, reports Variety.
Plot revolves 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.
"Fassbender will play the lead role, but it's too soon to say exactly which character that will be," a Ubisoft told Joystiq. "The storyline isn't bound by a certain era or even a set of characters. That kind of freedom gives us great flexibility in creating the movie."
Ubisoft plans to develop the film independently in order to maintain greater creative control. Last year, Ubisoft invested in launching UMP, headed by Baronnet, former CEO of Luc Besson's EuropaCorp, to adapt the company's games into films, TV shows and digital projects.
Michael Fassbender's latest film is Promethius, which is in cinemas now. The next chapter of the Assassin's Creed series is set to launch this Fall.