Michael Fassbender to Play Our Favorite Cloaked Killer in ‘Assassin’s Creed’ Adaptation
Gamers will be delighted to hear that the popular Assassin’s Creed franchise that follows the elusive killer Desmond Miles is getting some big screen time in a new movie adaptation. If that weren’t news enough, Michael Fassbender will be trading in his Magneto helmet for a cloak to star in said film. But the question now is, will he be our Desmond?
According to Variety, the ‘Prometheus‘ and ‘X-Men: First Class‘ star is both acting and co-producing the project with longtime collaborator Conor McCaughan. It was first thought to be produced through Sony, as Ubisoft Entertainment was said to be in negotiation talks with the company, but it was ultimately decided to spearhead this movie through DMC Films so as to “maintain greater creative control” outside the Hollywood studio system.
“Michael Fassbender was our first choice,” said Ubisoft Motion Pictures CEO Jean-Julien Baronnet. “Michael (Fassbender) is an extremely smart, talented, versatile and committed actor.”
The main premise of the ‘Assassin’s Creed’ games centers around the story of a young man who gets abducted by an ancient order of Knights Templar-linked assassins, and is sent back in time to gather historic artifacts (and, of course, kill people along the way).
Although it’d be great to see Fassbender portraying this role, only his involvement in the film is confirmed, leading us to think there just might be a better part for him to play instead. Ezio Auditore da Firenze, for instance, is a mainstay in the second ‘Assassin’s Creed’ game, as well as in the third installment set for release this October.
What do you think? Should Fassbender play Desmond Miles or would he be better utilized in a different role?