Rumors have been circulating for months over who would be donning the trademark arm-blades of the Assassin's Creed series of video games. From a large stable of worthy actors, a familiar face that has been popping up nearly everywhere has won out. Prometheus star Michael Fassbender has (at last) been confirmed to be portraying the time-traveling revolutionary star of the new Assassin's Creed film adaptation. We can all expect to see more random hay bails popping up.
The film comes from a collaboration between video game company Ubisoft's film division and New Regency. Fassbender will fill the role of the films protagonist: a man who is kidnapped by the modern day Knights Templar who force him to travel through time by inhabiting the memories of his assassin ancestors. And they say video games aren't a viable art form.
Reportedly, the expertise of New Regency combined with Ubisoft's creative flexibility will provide the fans with a well-made film that stays true to the series, so says Ubisoft Motion Pictures CEO Jean-Julien Baronnet. That said, confidence comes easy when your horse is in the race.
Before 2009, Michael Fassbender was not exactly a household name. He's had mainstream success such as Inglourious Basterds, X-Men: First Class, and Jonah Hex. Alright, that last one is a bit shaky. Now that he's in the public eye, it seems as if he could fit perfectly into any role. His role in Assassin's Creed will definitely prove to be a highly physical one for Fassbender.
Even those who have only seen a snippet of a TV commercial knows the ultra-parkour athleticism that apparently every Renaissance assassin strangely possessed. Then again, Fassbender was in 300. Go break out your copy and imagine a hooded robe on him.