Back in October, we brought you the news when Sony Pictures entered into final negotiations to distribute the big-screen adaptation of the wildly popular Ubisoft Entertainment video game, Assassin’s Creed. The game, meant to be the first of many by the French video game developer to be adapted for the big screen.
Now, TheWrap reports that Michael Fassbender (X-Men: First Class, Prometheus) will not only co-produce the film, but also star as the lead character, Desmond Miles, a bartender descended from families of prominent assassins, whose story bounces between medieval and modern settings as he fights the Knights Templar.
No director has been attached to the project as of yet. We’ll keep you posted!
The historical science fiction game Assassin’s Creed centers around the use of a machine dubbed “The Animus“, which allows its user to view the genetic memories of his or her ancestors, specifically a bartender named Desmond Miles. As Desmond relives the memories of one of his ancestors, the Assassin Altaïr Ibn-La’Ahad who lived in the Holy Land during the Third Crusade, details of a battle between two ancient sects, the Knights Templar and the Assassins, emerge as both scour for an artifact known only as a “Piece of Eden“.
No official release date has been announced for Assassin’s Creed.