Michael Fassbender is still doing that ‘Assassin’s Creed’ movie: bad or good idea?

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There’s a lot of hand p0rn in these Michael Fassbender photos. There’s also a lot of shark-teeth p0rn, if you’re into that (I am). Fassy did a panel discussion at the Apple Store in Soho several days ago to promote Frank, and the photos are lovely. Lovely to me, I guess, as I’m sure some of you will be like, “He looks horrible! He parties too much! I hate shark teeth!” Michael is back on my good side after the hustle and bustle of the Oscar race left a bad taste in my mouth regarding the Fassdong. I’m still sort of mad at him for coming across so… churlish, I guess. But the Oscar season is over and he seems a bit better. Maybe he needed to go through that process of publicly proclaiming that he wasn’t going to campaign for an Oscar and then finding out that he could be easily replaced.

As for Fassy’s future projects, there were some rumors going around that Michael was pulling out of the long-gestating Assassin’s Creed movie (based on the video game). The film hasn’t really gone anywhere since it was announced a few years ago, and there were reports that Michael had dropped out. But Fassy says he’s still on-board and hoping to make it soon:

Michael Fassbender is busy promoting his dramedy Frank, which has been out in Europe for several months, but is set to be released in the U.S. next week. We were able to sit down with the actor recently to discuss his role as an eccentric musician in the film. During the course of our conversation, we touched on the progress he’s making with the oft-discussed Assassin’s Creed movie, which he will both produce and star in.

Some recent rumors suggested that Fassbender, unhappy with the script, had departed the project. The actor was quick to squash that idea and assured that they are actively moving forward.

“I know, I love these rumors!” he exclaimed. “It’s fantastic. People talk about it, and they’re hopefully interested. Nothing has changed, yeah. I’m still a part of Assassin’s Creed, and we’re working on the script as we speak. Actually, I’m going to go back and see the writers when I get back to Europe.”

One big question that fans have had is how much of the film will remain faithful to the game and how much will be an original story. The actor hopes to strike a balance that serves both the source material and the film.

“You know, we absolutely want to respect the game,” Fassbender said. “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.”

[From IGN]

To be fair, Michael has pulled out of several projects over the past year, and it wouldn’t surprise me at all if he drops out of this one eventually. He dropped out of the Tom Wolfe film, Genius, and he’s being replaced by Jude Law. Fassy also dropped out of that Natalie Portman cowgirl movie too, but I don’t blame him for that all. Fassy has a bunch of projects in the pipeline too, including Prometheus 2 (God I hope that doesn’t get made), another X-Men movie and The Light Between Oceans. Which we read for the CB Book Club and IT WAS AWFUL.

PS… Am I the only one who really wants to own Fassy’s shirt in these pics? I’ve been looking for a shirt like that for a long time.

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  1. Wilma says:

    I love Assassin’s Creed and would love to see a movie based on the game. I am hoping they’re starting with the first game, because Fassy is no Ezio Auditore to me.

  2. MonicaQ says:

    I loved the games (own the collector’s edition of all of them because parkour slaying is so much fun) so I’d see it.

    Yes, most video game movies are bad and I’m part of the problem.

  3. Maria says:

    Thank you Kaiser for these recent Fassy posts, they make me happy.

    I’ll watch anything this man is in, well, The Counselor was horrible but bless free streaming.

    He looks good!

  4. starrywonder says:

    Ha at the Light Between the Oceans shade. And yes it was freaking horrible. I am still mad at my book club for insisting on us reading it.

    And why are they trying for Prometheus 2?

  5. Lady Macbeth (Hiddles F) says:

    I always wondered about his film choices, to me he is a very interesting actor. I loved him as a young Magneto. About the rest, he is ‘meh’ to me, sorry ladies.

  6. Nick says:

    Disappointing to hear that the Lights Between the Oceans isn’t good. It’s being directed by the guy who did Blue Valentine and Place Beyond the Pines which I was a fan both. Also Fassbender and Rachel Weiz should turn in strong performances so hopefully it’ll still be good.

  7. Mia4S says:

    Who knows? A movie about a talking racoon just became a critical and box office hit. Assassin’s Creed could be an Oscar winner. The thing is scheduling. He’s had to drop out a few times because if one project gets delayed he has another in the pipe. Fassy’s so in demand he drops out if one project and gets grabbed by another. Good problems to have!

    It’s no mystery why they are thinking of Prometheus 2…because the first one made good international money. US domestic box office is just not as important anymore.

    • T.C. says:

      He always seems busy. I don’t understand the the shade about his no Oscar campaigning rule last year hurting his career. He got an Oscar nomination with roles piled up at his feet AFTER that interview. I think people who didn’t like his honesty were hoping he got punished for it but he stayed successful.

      • Mia4S says:

        The Oscar campaign thing was big for gossip writers, no one else. He was at screenings, did interviews, magazines, etc. Remember, Monique WON after having done basically nothing and demanding money for her appearances. Most in Hollywood would love what he said because he was nominated and it helps them keep pretending that the Oscars are about the work itself and are mostly based on merit……Hahahahahahahahaha!

  8. Dany says:

    I love Assassins Creed and i´m no gamer girl. A few years ago my brother-in-law let me play the first game on his Playstation and i have no idea how that could happen, but i was hooked after half an hour. It´s the only game series i play and care for :D It´s full of history and i like that the heros of ther series have different ethnics (f.e. near east and native american)

    I don´t see Michael as Desmond/Altair (or will they straight go to Ezio?).
    An actor from the near east should play the part, but Fassbender is a big name and maybe that will be the only way to make this movie.

    • Angie says:

      I hope he is Altair and breathes some new life into that particular character, I found him pretty boring in the games. I can’t see him playing Ezio, we need a charming, high-energy Italian guy to play him!

      I hate to say it, but if Shia Lebeouf wasn’t such a hot mess, he would make a good Desmond, in my opinion. Kristen Bell would have to be Lucy, of course.

  9. Lucretia says:

    I’m not surprised he is sticking with Assassin’s Creed. They’ve gone through several scripts and I think he is very determined to get it right–good for him. He is also listed as a co-producer. Prometheus 2? Fine with me, because I liked the first one.
    I liked The Light between Oceans as a book, and I think that the director Cianfrance, Alicia Vikander and Rachel Weisz (I hope) will be worth watching, along with Fassy.
    I was glad he dropped out of Genius, especially when it was turning into another Firth and Kidman team-up; I think Genius and Light are shooting at the same time, so he made a good choice.
    Thanks for the new Fassy posts!

    • Dee Kay says:

      You and I must be the only two people (well, and my husband) who liked Prometheus!! I don’t think it was good “good film,” I think it was a GREAT “bad film,” really special in its total weirdness. Some people were bored but I was just fascinated. I honestly can’t wait for Prometheus 2!!!

      Some people love Fassbender the gorgeous man but I think I love Fassbender for the movies he picks, all so different, and the range keeps him really interesting to me. I’ll definitely watch Frank and Prometheus 2 and Assassin’s Creed, no question. I don’t think wild horses could have dragged me to that Natalie Portman cowboy movie if he’d chosen to do it, though.

  10. Dancinnancy says:

    Anything will be better than that god awful LBTO movie. Zero sympathy for baby stealers!!

    But honestly, I’ll watch anything Fassy does, I adore him. And those hands.

  11. Mrs.Fassbender to-be says:

    Kaiser and Skyblue,
    You can keep his shirt…I am keeping him :)

  12. Camil says:

    I’d heard good things of his acting and projects and that’s the reason I wanted to watch 12 Years a Slave. TBH I’m not impressed by his talent but The Light Between Oceans sounds good.

    • Innie Outie says:

      Have you seen his other collabs with McQueen – Shame and Hunger? Personally, they impressed me much more than 12 Years – but that might be because i have read a lot about American slavery and there wasn’t anything truly revelatory for me in it. Michael is awesome in both Hunger and Shame. He’s a very special actor imo – it seems to me that he approaches his roles in a very visceral – as opposed to intellectual – manner, which makes him beautifully natural in practically every role he plays. I would also recommend Jane Eyre, it’s a very stylish and distinctive adaptation.

  13. AnotherDirtyMartini says:

    God, he’s gorgeous. Those eyes, his jawline, his bone structure. Everything. ARGH!!!! Biting finger.

  14. Leaflet says:

    Love my Fassy and love the shirt on Fassy as well. Sometimes actors drop out of movies because of personal issues or other business issues. I don’t think Fassbender will drop out of Assassins Creed because he has more stake in it since he is a producer as well. The movie also has potential since it was a game and book as well.

  15. Innie Outie says:

    I really want to see this Assassin’s Creed film – and i definitely want to see Michael in it. It should be awesome if done properly, and he’s a perfect choice for the role.

  16. ManchurianGlobal says:

    Gahhh…I’d much rather see a Bioshock Infinite movie, but I would go see this one to support the gaming industry.

  17. Blue says:

    He looks fantastic as usual, and I like that shirt too. I hope he does do this film. He needs more mainstream blockbusters on his resume if he’s ever going to breakout as a big star. I want him to become an even bigger name and hopefully films like this will help him.

    • Cali says:

      Agree with you Blue:

      His schedule is so packed, he’s gotta slow down a bit so his schedule can be open to the BIG, BIG budget films/directors…..he has no room to do much, he’s been booked with small films for so long(except x-men series and Prometheus).

      Wasn’t Frank done over two years ago? I do hope to see Frank, which maybe a tear jerker even with the elements of comedy. When he sung the “I love you all” song as Frank, I kinda picked up on the sadness in his character.

      The Malick project….what a year or so ago and don’t know when it’s going to be released(this may be the only project of his that doesn’t interest me).

      He looks fantastic but I don’t like the sweatshirt he’s wearing in these photos it’s to loose at the neckline for him.

  18. Maria of MD says:

    I’d read somewhere that he would be a producer, at the very least, of the Assassin’s Creed project. We’ll see. That said, he strikes me as an interesting person to meet and hang out with.

  19. allheavens says:

    Did someone get his teeth whitened a little or is it just the lighting?