Michael Fassbender, will be adding Assassin's Creed to his list of films he'll be doing, according to Variety. Assassin’s Creed follows the story of Desmond Miles, a bartender who discovers he is part of an ancient line of assassins after being kidnapped by a secret organization with ties to the Knights Templar.
The series spans centuries from the Crusades to the American revolution, and Miles travels back in time to retrieve historical artifacts. The game, is the most popular franchise for Ubisoft, which has sold more than 30 million copies of the game since 2007.
Ubisoft CEO Jean-Julien Baronnet told Variety that Fassbender was the company’s preferred choice to play the protagonist. “Michael is an extremely smart, talented, versatile and committed actor,” said Baronnet. The German-born actor will produce the film through his production company DMC Film.