HOLY SH!T: Michael Fassbender Will Portray Desmond Miles In “Assassin’s Creed”

Video game nerds everywhere should be breathing a huge sigh of relief this afternoon as New Regency has announced plans to move forward with an Assassin’s Creed adaptation starring Michael Fassbender. That’s right, Mr. Shame is taking his huge “acting talents” to the world of videogames. Getting your girlfriend to give a shit about your Xbox has never been easier.

As Deadline reports, the idea was originally developed by the game maker’s Ubisoft Motion Pictures division, and the company will have strong creative input as the project moves into the script stage. No details about the plot have been made public at this time, but the story will follow the life of Desmond Miles, a descendent in a long line of assassins who goes back in time to do his dirty work. You can view a trailer for the latest installment of the game series after the jump.

“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 UMP CEO Jean-Julien Baronnet. “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.”

While all this is very exciting, let us not forget how poorly received Ubisoft’s adaptation of the Prince Of Persia series was received. Even with a big name star and the backing of Disney the film had a hard time surviving a month at the box office, and it made virtually no impact on the home video market. Some could argue Assassin’s Creed is a much “hotter” title to make the leap, but whether or not people will give another adaptation a chance remans to be seen.

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