August 10, 2014
Michael Fassbender reveals progress on 'Assassin's Creed' movie
Film adaption of Ubisoft game at an advanced stage
Michael Fassbender has given an update on the status of the movie adaption of best selling console game Assassin's Creed.
While promoting the American release of Frank, the actor confirmed: "Nothing has changed, yeah. I’m still a part of Assassin’s Creed, and we’re working on the script as we speak. Actually, I’m going to go back and see the writers when I get back to Europe.”
Speaking to IGN Fassbender said: “You know, we absolutely want to respect the game. There’s so much cool stuff in the game that we’re actually spoiled for choice in terms of what we can use and what we can’t, but we also want to bring new elements to it and perhaps our own version of things that already exist in the game."
The actor has worked with a diverse range of directors including Steve McQueen and Quentin Tarantino while bring his skills to action blockbusters like X-Men: Days of Future Past.
While he admits "I don’t really play that many video games" Fassbender confesses to loving the world of Assassin's Creed: "I just thought, ‘This is so rich,’ and about the possibility of it being this cinematic experience. So I’m really excited about it, and we’re working very hard to make sure that we’ve got the best and most exciting, original package.”
Continued Fassbender: "We’re definitely making a feature film, and we’re approaching it as a feature film, as opposed to approaching it as a video game… When I met up with the guys from Ubisoft and they started to explain this whole world and the idea of DNA memory - you know, I think it’s a very feasible scientific theory."
Assassin's Creed first hit gaming consoles in 1997. Ubisoft's historical open world adventure game revolves around the rivalry between two ancient secret societies: the Assassins and the Knights Templar. The original game has spawned a glut of sequels making it one of the most successful gaming franchises with more than 73 million copies sold worldwide.
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