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Fassbender in Assassin's Creed Film

Ubisoft announces they have partnered with New Regency for their upcoming Assassin's Creed movie, saying the film adaptation of the stealth/action franchise will star Michael Fassbender:

Today, Ubisoft® and New Regency announced that they are partnering on the forthcoming Assassin’s Creed® film.

Ubisoft Motion Pictures, the film and television division of Ubisoft, will develop the Assassin’s Creed film in close collaboration with New Regency. The development of a screenplay is beginning immediately and the project is being fast tracked as the creative pieces come together, while allowing Ubisoft to maintain control of key elements of the movie’s creative direction. Financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed.

“Ubisoft chose to partner with New Regency because they are a talent- and filmmaker-driven company, with the same independent and creative mindset that we have at Ubisoft Motion Pictures,” said Jean-Julien Baronnet, chief executive officer, Ubisoft Motion Pictures. “Bringing aboard New Regency’s renowned production and distribution expertise while maintaining our own creative and financial flexibility ensures that Assassin’s Creed will be a high-quality film that respects the lore and fans of the video game franchise.”

The partnership with New Regency comes hot on the heels of Ubisoft Motion Pictures attaching distinguished actor Michael Fassbender to the Assassin’s Creed film.

“We wanted to do everything we could to secure the rights to Assassin's Creed, which Ubisoft has maintained with such care and quality over the years,” said Brad Weston, president and chief executive officer, New Regency. "Having just finished working with Michael on Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave (with Plan B) made the partnership even more irresistible."

Ubisoft Motion Pictures was created in January 2011 to expand the audience of Ubisoft’s successful video game brands by bringing them to film, television and Web series.

In addition to the Assassin’s Creed movie, the studio also is in production on the Rabbids TV series, a collection of 78 seven-minute CGI episodes based on the insane, hilarious and silly stars of the video game franchise of the same name, in partnership with France Televisions and Nickelodeon. Ubisoft Motion Pictures also has two additional feature-length films in development based on the Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon video game franchises.

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29. Re: Fassbender in Assassin's Creed Film Oct 23, 2012, 17:41 siapnar
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 23, 2012, 07:14:
Any scene with anyone else probably sucked a decent amount. Way too much teenagers-going-through-puberty.
This pretty much ruined it for me. Abysmal acting from everyone else.
 
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28. Re: Fassbender in Assassin's Creed Film Oct 23, 2012, 07:14 Beamer
 
siapnar wrote on Oct 22, 2012, 22:52:
Not sure where all the love for X-Men First Class comes from. I thought it was pretty average.

The sum of the parts was average.
Any scene with just Professor X or Magneto was fantastic. Same, I suppose, for Kevin Bacon.
Any scene with anyone else probably sucked a decent amount. Way too much teenagers-going-through-puberty.
 
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27. Re: Fassbender in Assassin's Creed Film Oct 23, 2012, 00:39 saluk
 
I have some optimism here. Having Ubisoft involved to such a degree could turn out really good (actually being relevant and respectful of the game world) or really bad (having little experience with actually producing good films). Storywise Assassin's Creed is a wide enough canvas that there are actually a lot of possibilities for what the movie could be about, unlike so many other game movies where they have to add a bunch of weird junk to even make the game stuff make sense in a movie. Will be fun seeing what happens!

I still love the Super Mario Brothers movie lol. He's got a bob-omb!
 
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26. Re: Fassbender in Assassin's Creed Film Oct 23, 2012, 00:27 Blackhawk
 
It might actually be good if they stay away from the established (past) characters and settings and did something original, just for the film.  
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25. Re: Fassbender in Assassin's Creed Film Oct 22, 2012, 22:52 siapnar
 
Not sure where all the love for X-Men First Class comes from. I thought it was pretty average.  
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24. Re: Fassbender in Assassin's Creed Film Oct 22, 2012, 20:04 Creston
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 22, 2012, 18:12:
Creston wrote on Oct 22, 2012, 17:11:
Cutter wrote on Oct 22, 2012, 15:36:
Fassbender is an incredibly good actor. He was effing amazing in Inglorious Basterds and the perfect choice for a young Magneto - the scene in Argentina is just one of the best in any film ever. However, he doesn't strike me as the right choice for Ezio. Not even sure who I'd choose to play it but he wouldn't be it.


The movie is likely not going to be about Ezio, actually. It'll probably have very loose ties to the game universe (as in Assassins vs Templars for freedom/control of the world,) but not tread on any of the game's canon.

Creston

Ahh yes, that is proably most likely. Still he doesn't strike me as that sort of assassin. I could see him as low-key spy sort of aassassin out of LeCarre novel or the like, but not leaping over rooftops and all that.

They can do miracles with CGI. But who know how action-heavy it'll be. It might be much more of a stealthy kill type assassin.

Otoh, it might also be Max Payne or Hitman...

Creston
 
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23. Re: Fassbender in Assassin's Creed Film Oct 22, 2012, 19:26 Nadool
 
I think the news is the actual announcement but yeah we already knew this.  
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22. Re: Fassbender in Assassin's Creed Film Oct 22, 2012, 18:57 jdreyer
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 22, 2012, 16:12:
Cutter wrote on Oct 22, 2012, 15:36:
Fassbender is an incredibly good actor. He was effing amazing in Inglorious Basterds and the perfect choice for a young Magneto - the scene in Argentina is just one of the best in any film ever. However, he doesn't strike me as the right choice for Ezio. Not even sure who I'd choose to play it but he wouldn't be it.


The role feels beneath him to me.


Watch Shame. NC-17, but great.

I think Fassbender is borrowing the Clooney model of choosing movies: alternating one blockbuster with one or two smaller films where he takes much less salary to be in something challenging, experimental, and off the beaten path. In Clooney's case, he has been even financing the films himself. He was a lead X-Men last year, then three smaller, off-beat films: Haywire, Shame, and Dangerous Method. Then he was in Prometheus, but his next film again is smaller: 12 Years a Slave (again with Shame's Steve McQueen).

I appreciate him in bigger movies where he can add depth and weight of character to counterbalance the action. Having Fassbender and McAvoy in the lead roles in X-Men is a large part of what made that movie the best hero movie of the summer. That, and Vaughn's direction.
 
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21. Re: Fassbender in Assassin's Creed Film Oct 22, 2012, 18:46 jdreyer
 
Rattlehead wrote on Oct 22, 2012, 13:39:
Who?

Rattle, just watch this scene.

Fassbender can be a total badass.
 
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20. Re: Fassbender in Assassin's Creed Film Oct 22, 2012, 18:42 jdreyer
 
Creston wrote on Oct 22, 2012, 14:28:
That's news? My wife told me about this like a month ago.

Michael F. Assbender is great. He'll make a terrific Ezio/Altair/Whomever.

Creston

It was actually on Blues back in July.
 
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19. Re: Fassbender in Assassin's Creed Film Oct 22, 2012, 18:12 Cutter
 
Creston wrote on Oct 22, 2012, 17:11:
Cutter wrote on Oct 22, 2012, 15:36:
Fassbender is an incredibly good actor. He was effing amazing in Inglorious Basterds and the perfect choice for a young Magneto - the scene in Argentina is just one of the best in any film ever. However, he doesn't strike me as the right choice for Ezio. Not even sure who I'd choose to play it but he wouldn't be it.


The movie is likely not going to be about Ezio, actually. It'll probably have very loose ties to the game universe (as in Assassins vs Templars for freedom/control of the world,) but not tread on any of the game's canon.

Creston

Ahh yes, that is proably most likely. Still he doesn't strike me as that sort of assassin. I could see him as low-key spy sort of aassassin out of LeCarre novel or the like, but not leaping over rooftops and all that.
 
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18. Re: Fassbender in Assassin's Creed Film Oct 22, 2012, 17:21 PHJF
 
Coincidentally I've finally managed to acquire A Dangerous Method and shall be enjoying more terrific Fassbender very shortly. Huzzah!  
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17. Re: Fassbender in Assassin's Creed Film Oct 22, 2012, 17:11 Creston
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 22, 2012, 15:36:
Fassbender is an incredibly good actor. He was effing amazing in Inglorious Basterds and the perfect choice for a young Magneto - the scene in Argentina is just one of the best in any film ever. However, he doesn't strike me as the right choice for Ezio. Not even sure who I'd choose to play it but he wouldn't be it.


The movie is likely not going to be about Ezio, actually. It'll probably have very loose ties to the game universe (as in Assassins vs Templars for freedom/control of the world,) but not tread on any of the game's canon.

Creston
 
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16. Re: Fassbender in Assassin's Creed Film Oct 22, 2012, 16:23 gilly775
 
Rattlehead wrote on Oct 22, 2012, 13:39:
Who?

He was the android, David, in Prometheus. Good choice!
 
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15. Re: Fassbender in Assassin's Creed Film Oct 22, 2012, 16:12 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 22, 2012, 15:36:
Fassbender is an incredibly good actor. He was effing amazing in Inglorious Basterds and the perfect choice for a young Magneto - the scene in Argentina is just one of the best in any film ever. However, he doesn't strike me as the right choice for Ezio. Not even sure who I'd choose to play it but he wouldn't be it.


The role feels beneath him to me.


Watch Shame. NC-17, but great.
 
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14. Re: Fassbender in Assassin's Creed Film Oct 22, 2012, 16:11 netnerd85
 
Ubisoft Motion Pictures also has two additional feature-length films in development based on the Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon video game franchises
lol... stupid.

Stupid... stupid... stupid...
 
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13. Re: Fassbender in Assassin's Creed Film Oct 22, 2012, 15:36 Cutter
 
Fassbender is an incredibly good actor. He was effing amazing in Inglorious Basterds and the perfect choice for a young Magneto - the scene in Argentina is just one of the best in any film ever. However, he doesn't strike me as the right choice for Ezio. Not even sure who I'd choose to play it but he wouldn't be it.

 
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12. Re: Fassbender in Assassin's Creed Film Oct 22, 2012, 15:14 PHJF
 
Great, now why don't they try and release the movie while the franchise is still relevant.  
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11. Re: Fassbender in Assassin's Creed Film Oct 22, 2012, 15:09 Xanthaz
 
The movie will be awesome if they can land Uwe Boll to direct!  
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10. Re: Fassbender in Assassin's Creed Film Oct 22, 2012, 14:50 J
 
If I lose my connection midway will the film stop?  
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