It was revealed earlier today that Michael Fassbender will star in - as well as co-produce - the proposed Assassin's Creed movie.

"Michael Fassbender was our first choice," Ubisoft Motion Pictures CEO Jean-Juliet Baronnet told Variety "Michael is an extremely smart, talented, versatile and committed actor."

Although it was unclear exactly which role the Prometheus star would take, Variety has reported that he will play the series' "iconic hooded hero". If the films parallel their gaming equivalents, this would suggest that Fassbender will be cast as Altair - the original title's protagonist.

Whilst Fassbender's company DMC Film will also be producing the movie, Ubisoft has chosen to tackle development themselves to ensure greater creative control of the project. This news comes after the breakdown of negotiations with Sony - who were tipped to distribute a series of adaptations - last fall. In spite of this, Baronnet has stated that Ubisoft were still "open to re-discuss with the key studios once the production package is finalized".

As the film has yet to receive a writer or director, however, it's likely that a big screen version of the popular franchise is some way off.

Is the attachment of the X-Men: First Class star the boost this adaptation needs, or is an Assassin's Creed movie merely going to repeat history? Sound off in the comments section below, or hit us up on Twitter @Gamingexcel with your take.

Source: Variety