An Assasin’s Creed movie is on the way, and fans of the franchise are giddy with excitement. Even more exciting is Michael Fassbender, who is better known to comic-movie fans as Magneto, will be starring in the film adaptation of the game. So what can we expect from the game? Fassbender was coy in his response.
Speaking to IGN, Fasbender offered up the following for fans:
You know, we absolutely want to respect the game. There’s so much cool stuff in the game that we’re actually spoiled for choice in terms of what we can use and what we can’t, but we also want to bring new elements to it and perhaps our own version of things that already exist in the game. But we’re definitely making a feature film, and we’re approaching it as a feature film, as opposed to approaching it as a video game.
Fassbender also laughed-off talk of his disinterest in the movie, saying the team at Ubisoft sold him on the concept of DNA memory originally. That leaves a wide-open format for film, which Fassbender is also attracted to. “I just thought, ‘This is so rich,’ and about the possibility of it being this cinematic experience. So I’m really excited about it, and we’re working very hard to make sure that we’ve got the best and most exciting, original package” he said.
Assasin’s Creed is currently scheduled for a June 2015 release, but it doesn’t seem as though details of the project have taken shape just yet. There is no official director, final script, or other casting that’s known. Maybe they can time-travel and fix all that, Assasin’s Creed style.