Wouldn’t you think that the people making the ‘Assassin’s Creed’ movie would pick an actor who has at the least has played the game. Well, you’d be wrong if you thought so. Cause actor Michael Fassbender is all set to star in the Assassin’s Creed: The Movie, even though he has never played the game.
In a recent interview the actor said that the roles in movies such as X-Men and Prometheus have given him the freedom to explore less commercial pieces. When asked about pre-production on the film adaptation of Assassin’s Creed, Fassbender said:
“That’s definitely happening. We’re just developing the script at the moment. I’d heard of it but had never played the game. I don’t have a video game player … that’s not what they’re called. [Laughs] I met up with the guys from Ubisoft and they told me the story behind it, and I thought it was very interesting—the idea of reliving memories.”
The script for the movie has been undergoing rewrites for some time now, and most recently is under the supervision of Oscar nominee Scott Frank. Even though Fassbender may lack a certain degree of knowledge when we talk about the game but the level of talent attached to the project and the time being taken on the script bode well. Eventually though, the man is going to have to spend some time learning how to jump off buildings into piles of hay.
Assassin’s Creed is scheduled for release in June 2015.