When it was revealed yesterday that Michael Fassbender would be starring in the upcoming Assassin’s Creed movie, it was assumed that he would be taking on the role of Desmond Miles, the series’ leading man. The description of the plot certainly fit.
“A man who learns his ancestors were trained assassins after he is kidnapped by a secret org with ties to the Knights Templar…” That sounds awfully familiar, yeah? Things may not be as straightforward though.
“Fassbender will play the lead role, but it’s too soon to say exactly which character that will be,” a Ubi rep has told Joystiq, further explaining: “The storyline isn’t bound by a certain era or even a set of characters. That kind of freedom gives us great flexibility in creating the movie.
“We’re also taking the responsibility of maintaining fidelity with the overall story and brand very seriously.”
There you go then. This may just end being one of the few videogame-to-movie undertakings that won’t be outright horrible. Maybe. Please.