The Assassin’s Creed film has its leading man.
Michael Fassbender (X-Men: First Class and Prometheus) is tapped to play the starring role in the film. His company, DMC-Film will also apparently co-produce the film along with Ubisoft Motion Pictures.
But that doesn’t mean Fassbender will be playing as Desmond Miles.
More details after the break.
Variety reported that the plot revolves around a man who is kidnapped by a secret organization to the Knights Templar and learns that his ancestors were trained assassins.
Sounds like that man could be Miles, but representatives from Ubisoft noted that despite the plot of the film, it doesn’t mean that Fassbender’s leading man role is that of the franchise’s usual protagonist.
“Fassbender will play the lead role, but it’s too soon to say which charcter that will be,” a rep told Joystiq. “The storyline isn’t bound by a certain era or even a set of characters. That kind of freedom gives us great flexibility in creating the movie.”
There’s no launch date set yet, and while DMC is co-producing, Ubisoft still has the power to determine who directs and writes the script.