• Assassin’s Creed is being made into a feature film according to Variety.  Michael Fassbender will star in and co-produce the big screen adaptation of Ubisoft’s franchise through his DMC film.

    “Assassin’s Creed” is the duo’s most high-profile project, given that the game is Ubisoft’s biggest franchise, selling over 30 million units since 2007.  Assassin’s Creed III hits store shelves Oct. 30 and is set during the American Revolution.  The original Assassin’s Creed title took place during the crusades while the Assassin’s Creed II trilogy took place during the Italian Renaissance.

    The plot revolves around a man who learns his ancestors were trained assassins after he is kidnapped by a secret organization 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.”

    According to Variety, Ubisoft execs plan to develop the film independently in order to maintain creative control over the Asssassin’s Creed license.  It has been revealed that Sony might be in the running for distributing the film but Ubisoft will control the production aspect.

    “We’re open to re-discuss with the key studios once the production package is finalized,” Baronnet told Variety.

    What do you think about this announcement?  Do you want to see an Assassin’s Creed film?

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