Assassin’s Creed to receive Hollywood treatment
Assassin’s Creed is the next series to be given the big screen treatment as revealed by Variety.
Michael Fassbender, best known for his portrayal as Magneto in X-Men: First Class, may be donning the AC trademark hood as Altaïr.
Although it isn’t stated which game the film will be set on, if any at all, the CEO of Ubisoft Motion Pictures has said that,
“Michael Fassbender was our first choice.”
They also sung his praises as an actor by adding that,
“Michael (Fassbender) is an extremely smart, talented, versatile and committed actor.”
Fassbender will also be co-producing the movie with his own company, DMC film, after negotiations between Sony and Ubisoft were put on hold due to Ubisoft reportedly wanting more control of the movie than they were being given.
Ubisoft are now sticking to their original plan of developing the movie independently so that they can maintain greater creative control through their company Ubisfoft Motion Pictures (UMP), although Sony may still end up distributing the movie.
Through this, they hope to reach a bigger audience and to expand the AC series above games, novels, comics, etc, and to have the AC movie be a bigger financial and critical success rather than the disappointing Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time movie.
Will this movie soar like an eagle or flop in to a haystack? Will it leave the current trend of awful video game movies to requiescat in pace? Whatever your thoughts, let us know in the comments below…