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Michael Fassbender to star in Assassin's Creed movie

Shame, Michael Fassbender

Story by Jack Foley

MICHAEL Fassbender is to star in and produce a film based on Assassin’s Creed, the popular Ubisoft video game series.

The games follow a bartender who learns that he is a descendant of famous assassins after being kidnapped by the Knights Templar, with the action taking place during the Crusades and Renaissance.

In games form, it has sold more than 30 million copies with a third instalment due in October.

According to Variety, Fassbender will co-produce the movie with his DMC partner Conor McCaughan and Ubisoft Motion Pictures.

Confirming the news, Jean-Julien Baronnet, CEO of UMP, said: “Michael Fassbender was our first choice. [He] is an extremely smart, talented, versatile and committed actor.”

Fassbender recently took some time away from acting to develop his own production company but is now returning with all cylinders firing.

Having just wowed audiences in Ridley Scott’s Prometheus with another excellent performance, he is also back in front of the cameras with regular director Steve McQueen for Twelve Years a Slave.

He is also expected to reprise his role as Magneto in the X-Men: First Class sequel next year.

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