Assassin's Creed to get Fassbendered

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It's one of the biggest video game franchises around and it's now set to hit the cinema screens. And, naturally, Michael Fassbender is in the lead role. It's one of the biggest video game franchises around and it's now set to hit the cinema screens. And, naturally, Michael Fassbender is in the lead role. While many fans of Assassin's Creed will be licking their lips in anticipation of the third instalment of the stealthy-stabby-actioner out later this year, along comes the announcement that developer Ubisoft has signed up Fassbender as the star of its film adaptation, to be made under its new Ubisoft Motion Pictures department.

While it is unknown which of the Assassin's Creeds the film will cover (so far they've been set in a crusade-era Middle East, the Italian renaissance and the next is in revolutionary America), if any, Ubisoft has full creative control, meaning that it can't complain about its lack of creative input in the rather rubbish video game-to-big screen adaptation that was Prince of Persia: Sands of Time.

Fans of Assassin's Creed, which include us, already have a lengthy list of questions. Will Fassbender do the stomach-churning jumps from the top of tall towers?Will there be all the crazy sci-fi story in the background?

Let's just hope it's nothing like Hitman, or Street Fighter, or Mortal Kombat, or Max Payne, or...