Assassin’s Creed Movie Cast Adds Michael Fassbender

The Assassin’s Creed Movie Cast adds Michael Fassbender to star as Altair!

Michael Fassbender will not only star in Ubisoft’s game series adaptation for the big-screen, he’ll also co-produce the Assassin’s Creed Movie through his DMC Film banner, with his creative partner Conor McCaughan. – Very exciting news to hear such a talented actor — from movies such as 300, X-Men: First Class & Prometheus — involved!

“Michael Fassbender was our first choice to play the franchise’s iconic hooded hero.” -Ubisoft Motion Pictures CEO

Jean-Julien Baronnet, CEO of Paris-based Ubisoft Motion Pictures, said: “Michael Fassbender was our first choice to play the franchise’s iconic hooded hero. Michael (Fassbender) is an extremely smart, talented, versatile and committed actor.”

With Sony’s original involvement now on the rocks since earlier this year, Ubisoft is helming the movie themselves through Ubisoft Motion Pictures. Helmed by Mr. Baronnet, it produces films, TV shows and digital projects based on Ubisoft’s video game properties.

Mr. Baronnet told Variety: “We’re open to re-discuss with the key studios [such as Sony for distribution] once the production package is finalized. Whatever the financial model, UMP will limit its risk investment, and will save on production costs by turning to our 26 in-house game studios like Hybride Technologies, to handle visual effects work.”

To see how Michael Fassbender looks in action, here are some of his fighting scenes from 300.

Watch Michael Fassbender’s acting chops, as he plays the android David in Prometheus.

Let’s have a look back at the main star of the first Assassin’s Creed game, Altair.

As you may know, the plot of the series revolves around modern-time man Desmond who learns his ancestors were trained Assassins after he is kidnapped by a secret organization with ties to the Knights Templar. Using an amazing technological advancement called the Animus, a device that allows him to experience the ancestral memories carried in his DNA, Desmond is sent back in time to retrieve historical artifacts by traveling through the memories of Altair. It’s Altair you see in one of the first Assassin’s Creed trailers.

What do you think of Michael Fassbender starring in the Assassin’s Creed Movie?