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Assassin's Creed movie star has never played the game

Michael Fassbender confirms he has never played an Assassin's Creed title, but believes concept is "very interesting."


Assassin's Creed movie lead Michael Fassbender (Shame, Inglourious Basterds) has never played the game, he told The Daily Beast (via IGN) in a new interview about his next film 12 Years a Slave.

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Despite never having played an Assassin's Creed game, Fassbender said he knew of the series and was energized by the concept of the franchise.

"That's definitely happening. We're just developing the script at the moment. I'd heard of it but had never played the game," Fassbender said. "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 was Ubisoft's first choice for the lead role in the upcoming Assassin's Creed movie. It remains unclear which character from the Assassin's Creed universe Fassbender will portray.

The Asssassin's Creed movie is expected in theaters in May 2015.

Ubisoft has a total of six movies in the pipeline. In addition to Assassin's Creed, the French publisher is making movies based on its Far Cry, Rabbids, Watch Dogs, Splinter Cell, and Ghost Recon franchises. In all instances, Ubisoft will retain creative control.

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag launches October 29 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii U. A release for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 will follow in November.

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