Ubisoft Motion Pictures is working with various Hollywood directors on movie adaptations based on their popular video game franchises. Michael Fassbender was previously confirmed to take the lead in an Assassin’s Creed movie which he also will be helping produce. Fassbender though recently revealed that he has never played a single game in the franchise and that he isn’t a gamer.
So how exactly will he do justice to his lead role in the movie? Fassbender is confident that the storyline proposes very “interesting” ideas, ones which he is really excited about taking on.
This is what he told The Daily Beast when asked for an update on the movie’s development:
“That’s definitely happening. We’re just developing the script at the moment. I’d heard of it but had never played the game. I don’t have a video game player … that’s not what they’re called. [Laughs] I met up with the guys from Ubisoft and they told me the story behind it, and I thought it was very interesting—the idea of reliving memories.”
Fassbender signed on for the project back in summer of 2012 as Desmond Miles. Development on the script though started in January of this year. Assassin’s Creed centers on a long line of assassin’s whose shared bloodline allows descendants to access the memories of their predecessors with the help of a device called Animus.
Assassin’s Creed is slated to hit theaters on May 22, 2015. Ubisoft Motion Pictures is also working on a Splinter Cell movie but currently they are more focused on starting things off for Assassin’s Creed.