Actor Michael Fassbender is still signed on for Assassin’s Creed movie, despite rumors of his unhappiness with the script.
During an interview with IGN, the actor confirmed his attachment with the movie, stating his commitment to the video game turned movie production.
“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.”
On whether the film will stay true to the video game’s story line, Fassbender assured fans that there is no need to worry and that the film will do the game justice.
“You know, we absolutely want to respect the game,” the actor 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.”
The 37-year-old star continued, stating his excitement on being apart of the film.
“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.”
Thank goodness Fassbender hasn’t backed out!
Hopefully the film, which will premiere on August 2015, will be just as remarkable as the video game.
Guess we have to wait and see.