Ubisoft is looking to go against the belief that video games cannot be successfully made in movies with its own Assassin’s Creed movie. Ubisoft has decided that Michael Fassbender, who has recently risen to popularity with his roles in “X-Men: First Class” and “Prometheus,” will play the lead role in the movie and will also co-produce.
Assassin’s Creed is Ubisoft’s largest franchise having sold 30 million copies since the series’ debut back in 2007. Ubisoft has the latest installment in the series, Assassin’s Creed 3, releasing October 30th. If you are unfamiliar with the game, it takes place in America during the revolutionary war. The previous games took place during the Renaissance and Crusade.
Ubisoft mentioned that Ubisoft Motion Pictures, initially launched to develop the Tom Clancy series video games into movies, will be in charge of the movie to keep tight control over the creativity of the project even though a different studio may end up distributing it.
We currently don’t have any info on which exact character Fassbender will play in the series(Desmond/Ezio/Altair/Conner), but Ubisoft could have a home run on its hands if done correctly. If AC3 is successful, it could help boost movie sales and if the movie is successful, it could likewise help boost game sales depending on when the movie is released. Hopefully Ubisoft doesn’t have another Prince of Persia on its hands. We’ll keep you updated on the status of the movie as time goes on. Are you excited about the possibility of an Assassin’s Creed movie with Michael Fassbender? Let us know in the comments section below.
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