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The Assassin’s Creed Film Is Back On Track, Michael Fassbender Is Too

It’s always exciting and scary when you hear about a video game movie being made. You could end up with a huge pile of shit, or in the rare case, a masterpiece. The nice thing is Ubisoft is behind the movie along with New Regency so that definitely gives me more hope for the movie. Even better, Michael Fassbender (X-Men First Class, Prometheus) is said to be starring in the film. I hoping he’ll be taking on the lead role, but no word yet. What do you guys think, yay or nay to the Assassin’s Creed movie?

“Ubisoft chose to partner with New Regency because they are a talent- and filmmaker-driven company, with the same independent and creative mindset that we have at Ubisoft Motion Pictures,” said Jean-Julien Baronnet, chief executive officer, Ubisoft Motion Pictures. “Bringing aboard New Regency’s renowned production and distribution expertise while maintaining our own creative and financial flexibility ensures that Assassin’s Creed will be a high-quality film that respects the lore and fans of the video game franchise.”

“We wanted to do everything we could to secure the rights to Assassin’s Creed, which Ubisoft has maintained with such care and quality over the years,” said Brad Weston, president and chief executive officer, New Regency. “Having just finished working with Michael on Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave (with Plan B) made the partnership even more irresistible.”

  • MichaelDossett

    If it is an adaptation of Ezio in AC:II and AC:Brotherhood, then it’s absolutely a YAY. If it is some other derivation, I’m not so certain. Italy, especially Florence and Venice, are spectacular settings for any film. Venice turned “The Tourist” into an enjoyable movie! Can’t wait to see how this pans out.

  • Meshugganaut

    The most intriguing part for me is what will the story be? Will it derive from past games or will it be a new story that might be continued from a future game installment?

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