Michael Fassbender will co-produce and star in the film adaptation of Assassin’s Creed, Variety reports. The upcoming movie, based on Ubisoft’s best-selling game series, will feature Fassbender as the game’s heroic time traveler. Michael will co-produce the film through his production company, DMC Film.
"Michael Fassbender was our first choice to play the franchise's iconic hooded hero,” said Jean-Julien Baronnet, CEO of Paris-based Ubisoft Motion Pictures. “Michael is an extremely smart, talented, versatile, and committed actor."
Assassin’s Creed follows a man who discovers his ancestors were trained assassins. After being kidnapped by a secret organization with ties to the Knights Templar, the man must travel back in time to retrieve historical artifacts.
Ubisoft has sold over 30 million copies of Assassin’s Creed since the first game’s release in 2007. A second game in the series came out in 2009, and a third is slated to hit shelves this October.
Fassbender, 35, has starred in such films as 300, Inglorious Basterds, X-Men: First Class, Shame, and Prometheus, among others. Fans can next catch the Hollywood hunk in Twelve Years a Slave, The Counselor, Flashman, and X Men: First Class 2.