Michael Fassbender’s involvement in Assassin’s Creed is worrying. It seems like a paycheck gig – and let’s face it, computer game adaptations are almost never good. Strike that – there’s no almost involved. They are never good.
According to Variety:
“Plot revolves around a man who learns his ancestors were trained assassins after he is kidnapped by a secret org with ties to the Knights Templar, and sent back in time to retrieve historical artefacts.”
Fassbender is one of the greatest actors working on the screen today. Shame, Hunger and even X-Men: First Class show his skill as a performer. He was also the best thing in Prometheus (it’s not saying much, but he was excellent in it). However, this new development is worrying. It seems like a cheap move. Sure, he’s also onboard as a producer and a potential franchise could mean that he’ll be able to finance smaller, better movies. Couldn’t he just knock out a few more X-Men sequels, or wait around to be cast as Batman or James Bond?
Ubisoft will finance the movie, apparently peeved at how The Prince of Persia movie turned out. The CEO of the company, Jean-Julien Baronnet said:
“Michael Fassbender was our first choice” to play the franchise’s iconic hooded hero. Michael is an extremely smart, talented, versatile and committed actor.”
Assassin’s Creed is only in the development stage at the minute, no director is attached – but let’s hope that it falls by the wayside, so that Fassbender can make something more worthwhile – even if it is a paycheck role. After all, Fassbender’s gotta eat.