For anyone who has played any of Ubisoft’s popular Assassin’s Creed games, you know how awesome it would be to see kick-butt parkour moves and mind-blowing time/memory travel on the big screen. However, a rumor has been circulating that Michael Fassbender, who is well-known for his role as Magneto in the latest X-Men films, has quit the project and will no longer bear the legendary assassin’s hood.
Apparently, Fassbender has reportedly left the project due to inefficient communication with the studio and a deviance from the game storyline towards a new original plot. Thankfully, after thorough digging, it seems like Assassin's Creed fans can take a sigh of relief in knowing that Fassbender is still on board with the project. In fact, he has expressed his excitement in several interviews, stating that "it was very interesting - the idea of reliving memories." But life isn't all fun and games for this film's production team. They face a lot of pressure because of the negative stigma associated with video game film adaptations. Let's face it, Max Payne, Silent Hill, and Prince of Persia weren't exactly record-breaking box office hits.
The film is already in pre-production. Bill Collage and Adam Cooper are reportedly responsible for writing the film, while Justin Kurzel is a rumored potential director.
The film is currently set for an August 2015 release.
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If Michael Fassbender doesn't work out, maybe they should just hire this dude...he already has the hood...
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