Video game fans rejoice! One of the hottest actors in Hollywood right now has just signed on to star in and co-produce a film version of one of the hottest video game titles going. According to reports actor Michael Fassbender (X-Men: First Class, Prometheus) has signed for an ASSASSIN'S CREED film franchise.
Apparently Fassbender's film company, DMC Film inked the deal with Ubisoft, the company behind the ASSASSIN'S CREED games and seems to be aiming for a 2014 release date which suggests it would go into principle photography within a year and early pre-production probably within weeks.
The game franchise has already sold over 30 million units since it first appeared back in 2007 and those numbers are about to go up with the impending release of the next installment in October (a trailer for the new game is currently playing in front of Spider-Man).
Generally speaking, all video game movies suck. The reason for this is usually because despite the illusion, there really is very little narrative storytelling in the games (which isn't a bad thing since games are designed for gameplay, not narrative). However, ASSASSIN'S CREED seems to be one of those rare game franchises that has a wealth of potential narrative and could very well stand on its own as a feature film. Adding a guy like Fassbender to the mix only increases the chances that we'll get a movie worth of the title.
So what do you think? Are you excited that Magneto is about to be Altair? Do you think he's the right guy for the role? Do you think a movie version of ASSASSIN'S CREED is a good idea? Let us know in the comments section below!