Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Michael Fassbender to star in the Assassin's Creed video game adaptation

Assassin's Creed is an unbelievably successful video game franchise.  With multiple sequels and a killer story line, it's anyone's guess why it wasn't adapted sooner.  Well good news to all the fans of the games... Michael Fassbender will star, and produce, the film!

I think it's safe to say Fassbender officially an A-list actor.  His performances in such films as X-Men: First Class and Shame have earned him his status in Hollywood.  I think he is a fine choice in pretty much anything, but this will be very interesting.

Video game adaptations generally flop at the box office.  For every Resident Evil franchise, there are 15 films like Doom and Prince of Persia.  It will be interesting to see the tone the future director selects, and how the studio will market it.  Stay tuned.

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