Marion Cotillard, who co-starred in the upcoming adaptation of Macbeth alongside Michael Fassbender, has been cast in the Assassin’s Creed movie. Justin Kurtzel, who directed Macbeth, is also directing Assassin’s Creed. (So basically, it’s all one big Macbeth reunion.)
Fassbender, who is one of the producers of the movie, signed on to play the lead a while ago. No details have been released on who Cotillard will be playing.
While promoting Frank, Fassbender talked to IGN about the Assassin’s Creed movie.
“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.”
Ubisoft is reportedly working on video game adaptations of Far Cry, Rabbids, Watch Dogs, Splinter Cell, and Ghost Recon, as well.
Assassin’s Creed is slated for a December 21, 2016 release date. Production will begin sometime in the fall.