Michael Fassbender wants the Assassin's Creed movie to honor the games

The movie's still in the writing phase, but on the right track.


It's been a while since we've heard any progress on Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed film, and there have been rumors that the main star/producer Michael Fassbender has walked away from the proceedings due to unhappiness with the project. However, speaking with IGN, he quickly set things right.

"I know, I love these rumors!" he said. "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."

As far as staying loyal to the film's theme, Fassbender remained confident. "You know, we absolutely want to respect the game," he said. "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."

The film is still due for release sometime in 2015, but it's possible the date could be pushed back until the script is finished.

Robert Workman was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

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