Assassin’s Creed meets X-Men’s Magneto
Over the years we have seen a few games made into movies and for the most part they never seem to translate that well, there has also been talk of some other big titles such as Assassin’s Creed, Gears of War and Halo but we never really held out much hope. Well all that has changed with the announcement that there is to be a Assassin’s Creed movie, but we were shocked with the casting choice, as Michael Fassbender will play the protagonist.
Fassbender is the man of the moment so far and has recently been seen in Prometheus and was also Magneto in the most recent X-Men movie – yes with an Irish accent as well. When there were rumors of a movie adaption of Assassin’s Creed it was thought that Sony would be behind the project, but we have since learned that Ubisoft will develop the movie independently with the backing of Sony behind them.
While some of you may think that this is a big risk to have more control over a company that’s known for producing movies, but fans of the franchise will be happy in the knowledge that Ubisoft will try and stick to the essence of the game as best they can because they will have more creative control. As you would imagine financing the movie will be a bit of an issue, but Fassbender will be a co-producer, which is something that we are seeing much more of with leading actors these days.
We’re not denying that Michael Fassbender is a good actor but is he the right choice for the part, but then again it’s always going to be hard to try and find someone good enough to play the hero in an Assassin’s Creed movie? Okay, so we know that Damien Walters has been suggested, but there are two issue here, the first is we have no idea as to his acting skills and secondly he will not have the star power like Fassbender, which is needed for such a movie.
An interesting article wants answers to five questions, such as which protagonist will Fassbender play, when will it be set, what rating will the movie have, what will the budget be and more importantly who will be the director? We’d love to know your answers to those questions.