It’s been some time since we had an update on the upcoming Assassin’s Creed feature adaptation, which is set to open in one year’s time on August 7, 2015, but IGN recently sat down with star Michael Fassbender who confirmed that he’s still attached to the project and they’re still working on the script. The outlet also asked Fassbender how faithful he thinks they’ll be to the original game, to which he replied:
“You know, we absolutely want to respect the game. 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.”
Fassbender also opened up about director Justin Kurzel, who joined the project back in April, saying:
“I just think that there’s one thing Justin should be doing, and that’s directing. I know that from working with him on Macbeth. He’s just fantastic in terms of his vision. Adam, the DP that he works with, is amazing. They’ve got a great shorthand – that’s essential. He’s fantastic with actors and each department. He’s a real heavyweight.”
Bill Collage and Adam Cooper, who recently penned Ridley Scott’s upcoming biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings, wrote the most recent draft of the script. Fassbender is also set to co-produce the film with Frank Marshall.