Video game to movie adaptations don’t have a great reputation, but Michael Fassbender is hoping to overcome that, as Variety reports that he has signed on to star in and co-produce an adaptation of the popular Ubisoft game Assassin’s Creed.
The sci-fi action adventure revolves around a bartender who learns that his ancestors were trained assassins. He is kidnapped by a group tied to the secret society Knights Templar and forced to travel through time, collecting various historical artifacts to be used for a higher purpose.
Assassin’s Creed is the most high profile project currently with Michael Fassbender’s DMC Film. This big screen adaptation was originally set up through Sony Pictures, but the project was put on hold by Ubisoft. It may still be distributed by Sony when it is completed, with a projected release date of 2014.
The Assassin’s Creed video game franchise has moved over 30 million units since its 2007 debut. The third installment of the game is expected to hit stores this October.