Michael Fassbender to Star In Assassin’s Creed Movie

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Michael Fassbender to Star In <i>Assassin&#8217;s Creed</i> Movie

Take a deep breath, everyone. Not only is the Assassin’s Creed film adaption happening, but it’s set to star Magneto himself—none other than Michael Fassbender. According to Variety, the X-Men: First Class/Prometheus/Shame star will not only take on the role of a trained assassin, but will also co-produce the film.

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

Ubisoft has been in talks since last year to develop a number of Assassin’s movies, although negotiations never reached a head. There’s still a chance Sony will distribute the films, but Ubisoft Motion Pictures will have to track down a writer and director before studio talks continue.

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