It’s been awhile since we’ve heard any real news about the long-awaited Assassin’s Creed movie adaptation. Now, we’re getting a few tidbits about the project from the star himself, Michael Fassbender.
In an interview with ComingSoon, Fassbender said that he will be filming the theatrical adaptation of the popular video game franchise this fall.
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The film, which begins principal photography this September, will be somewhat of a reunion for the cast and crew. Fassbender will star alongside his Macbeth co-star, Marion Cotillard and will once again work with Macbeth director, Justin Kurzel.
The Assassin’s Creed film will presumably focus on Desmond Miles, who is forced by Abstergo Industries to use a time-traveling device called the Animus to relive the lives of his ancestors to score information that will help the company achieve world domination. It has not been officially confirmed whether Fassbender will play Desmond Miles in the film, one of his ancestors, or even multiple roles in the film. Fassbender was reluctant to provide any spoilerific details:
“You don’t know that. Don’t listen to what they tell you, that’s the first rule,” Fassbender said, smiling.
He also had a few things to say about the seemingly eternal development process:
“You say it’s a long time but what I’ve found–it’s all new to me but starting to develop scripts and work on them, they take time. It just takes time to get a good story together and we really want to do it right. It’s exciting. It’s going to start this year, we’ll be filming in September.
That’s always the challenge of something that’s so dense, to really find something and pare it down and basically, there are so many elements to it, so trying to translate that to an audience, you have to pick key things. So yes, that is part of it, getting through the density of it and paring down and engaging a simple story.”
Check back for more details as they become available. Assassin’s Creed is set for release on December 21, 2016.