The co-producer and star in the film adaptation of Assassin’s Creed, Michael Fassbender was rumored that he left the project, but now in a recent interview he confirms that he is still part of Assassin’s Creed.
“I love these rumors! It’s fantastic. People talk about it, and they’re hopefully interested. Nothing has changed, yeah. I’m still a part of Assassin’s Creed, and we’re working on the script as we speak. Actually, I’m going to go back and see the writers when I get back to Europe, Fassbender told IGN.
He was asked if the film will remain faithful to Ubisoft’s historical fiction action-adventure stealth video game, he replied: “You know, we absolutely want to respect the game.
There’s so much cool stuff in the game that we’re actually spoiled for choice in terms of what we can use and what we can’t, but we also want to bring new elements to it and perhaps our own version of things that already exist in the game.
But we’re definitely making a feature film, and we’re approaching it as a feature film, as opposed to approaching it as a video game.
But I love the world. I don’t really play that many video games, but when I met up with the guys from Ubisoft and they started to explain this whole world and the idea of DNA memory – you know, I think it’s a very feasible scientific theory.
I just thought, ‘This is so rich,’ and about the possibility of it being this cinematic experience. So I’m really excited about it, and we’re working very hard to make sure that we’ve got the best and most exciting, original package.”
Back in April, Justin Kurzel joined the project to director Assassin’s Creed Movie, when quizzed about his involvement with the project, he said, “I just think that there’s one thing Justin should be doing, and that’s directing.
I know that from working with him on Macbeth. He’s just fantastic in terms of his vision. Adam, the DP that he works with, is amazing.
They’ve got a great shorthand – that’s essential. He’s fantastic with actors and each department. He’s a real heavyweight,” Fassbender concluded.
The movie is a collaborative effort between studio New Regency and Ubisoft Motion Pictures. It stars Michael Fassbender in the lead role, who is co-producing with Conor McCaughan. British writer Michael Lesslie will write the script for the movie.
Assassin’s Creed Movie is slated to hit theaters on August 7, 2015.
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