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Assassin’s Creed movie to start filming in September

Michael Fassbender is set to star.


Imad Khan


Posted on May 3, 2015   Updated on May 28, 2021, 10:26 pm CDT

The words “video game” and “movie” seldom bring up emotions of anticipation, hype, or satisfaction. But maybe Assassin’s Creed will get it right.

The Assassin’s Creed movie had been rumored for years, and this February it entered its production phase. It looks like the project is moving forward and filming will begin in September.

The movie will star the rather excellent Michael Fassbender (12 Years a SlaveX-Men: Days of Future Past) and French actress Marion Cotillard, known for her cringeworthy performance in The Dark Knight Rises. Anybody else remember that death scene?

No plot details have been revealed by the cast or publisher Ubisoft. The Assassin’s Creed series takes place through multiple time periods with various leads throughout each game, and the inclusion of Fassbender and Cotillard could suggest that the film will take place in Europe. That narrows it down to Assassin’s Creed 2, which took place in Italy, and the recent Assassin’s Creed: Unity, which took place in France.

The movie will hit theaters December 21, 2016.

H/T Gamespot | Photo via MarverlousRoland/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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*First Published: May 3, 2015, 4:35 pm CDT