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Michael Fassbender to Star In, Produce Film Version of Assassin’s Creed Video Game

Irish-German actor Michael Fassbender poses during a photocall for the Premiere of  "Prometheus" on April 11, 2012 in Paris. AFP PHOTO THOMAS SAMSON        (Photo credit should read THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/GettyImages)

Last November, after news broke that video game company Ubisoft was exploring a deal with Sony Pictures to adapt its super-popular Assassin's Creed video game into a feature film, Vulture explored the ramifications of the peculiar arrangement. It was to be one in which the video-game-maker would have, as we wrote, "an unheard of amount of control over the project," with approval over "budget, principal cast, script, release date." That deal was eventually put on hold, and this morning, Variety reports that Ubisoft has since reached out to thespian-hunk Michael Fassbender to star in and co-produce the film. The video-game franchise, the third edition of which comes out this October, revolves around a guy who finds out that his ancestors were part of an order of assassins and is then able to essentially relive their adventures (during the Crusades and Renaissance) through some advanced technology. Ubisoft is now on the hunt for a writer and director. We say, just give them all to Fassbender.

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