So, the Assassin’s Creed film seems to be coming along. Principle photography began a few months ago, and if everything goes according to schedule, it’ll be out in December of next year. Although I have no hope for this project on paper, the attachment of Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard shows promise, partially because of how much of a powerhouse that duo was in Macbeth recently (which was also directed by Justin Kurzel, funnily enough — are we getting a Macbeth sequel?).
According to Entertainment Weekly, who caught up with Fassbender recently, he hadn’t played an Assassin’s Creed game prior to getting the gig, which then spurred him to check out the series. According to the Fass, he wanted the role to get into the “physicality of the character.”
You do you, dude.
Michael Fassbender never played the video game before signing on to Assassin’s Creed [Entertainment Weekly]