Michael Fassbender was speaking to The Daily Beast about 12 Years A Slave, but discussion very briefly turned to the upcoming Assassin’s Creed motion picture from Ubisoft Motion Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox. Fassbender reassured that the project is still on track, “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.” Fassbender’s quote’s here could possibly be an indication that not only will he be playing Desmond Miles but also Altair, Ezio and possibly even Connor. It’s easy to imagine that Fox and Ubisoft view Assassin’s Creed as a potential tent-pole franchise so it’s unlikely that elements and plot from all three games will make their way into the first film. It’s likely that the first film will follow the first game, meaning Desmond and Altair.
Ubisoft Motion Pictures secured Michael Fassbender (Prometheus, X-Men: First Class) to star in Assassin’s Creed in July 2012 and then brokered a deal with 20th Century Fox and New Regency to co-finance and distribute the feature film. Prior to reaching an agreement with Fox, Ubisoft was in negotiations with Sony Pictures. The script was initially written by first-time scribe Michael Lesslie but is currently undergoing rewrites by Scott Frank (Minority Report). Fassbender is also producing but there is currently no director attached. Assassin’s Creed is currently scheduled for a June 19, 2015 release.