‘Assassin’s Creed’: First Look at Michael Fassbender’s Adaptation of Popular Videogame

'Assassin's Creed': First Photo of Michael

The first official photo from “Assassin’s Creed,” starring and produced by Michael Fassbender, has been released.

Based on the wildly popular collection of videogames, New Regency’s live-action “Assassin’s Creed” is directed by Justin Kurzel and released through Fox.

Fassbender, in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, said he’s been playing the videogame for months.

“I’ve played it since mainly to get an idea of the physicality of the character,” he said. “We believe the whole concept around it is special and want to service that the best we can. The fans are really passionate: very specific and they expect accuracy and historical detail. We’re really trying to capitalize and feed on and enjoy the fun element. We’re working hard to make this something special.”

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Marion Cotillard stars alongside Fassbender, in addition to Michael Kenneth Williams and Ariane Labed, also pictured in the new photo. Shooting on the pic recently began in Malta, London and Spain.

“Assassin’s Creed” is co-financed by RatPac and Alpha Pictures. Producers are Frank Marshall, Arnon Milchan, Jean-Julien Baronnet, Conor McCaughan, Fassbender and Pat Crowley. Ubisoft Motion Pictures developed the project and is producing with New Regency.

“Assassin’s Creed” hits theaters Dec. 21, 2016.

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  1. This is a very smart production, but I’ve read the budget is close to $200M! Way too high for what these fans are actually wanting. The fans of this massively successful game don’t want a bunch of spectacle, they want grit, suspense, and atmosphere to go along with the loss, pain – whatever would lead the viewer to even think about becoming an assassin. But I suppose they want everything to have the potential of a franchise, so they’re doubling down on the overlap of the video game crowd and X-Men crowd – which just might pay off.

    • Keep your Eye on the Donut says:

      But you don’t actually know what the budget is going to be spent on, do you? These $200M don’t necessarily have to be spent on effects and action scenes. They could also be used to pay impressive sets and location, budgets and marketing…
      Of course you could be right. But we don’t know that until the film comes out…

    • Jonas Almesri says:

      And you know what all these fans want beause…?

      I mean, I’m not saying the studio knows either but you being so darned sure of what these fans want makes me think you actually have no idea of what you are talking about and that you are basing this purely on your own opinion.

  2. Michel Tol says:

    This looks… incredibly stupid.

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