Michael Fassbender is a fantastic actor. It is near impossible not to like his work. I first spotted him in Band of Brothers, way back in 2001, when the ground-breaking HBO mini-series launched, where he played the roll of Sgt. Burton ‘Pat’ Christenson, a soldier in Easy Company of the 506th PIR, 101st Airborne division in World War II. Fassbender, like every other actor in the mini-series who took part in honouring the men of the 101st, were very, very convincing.
From then on, I have been interested in his work as an actor. He’s had much of the spotlight of late, starring in massive films such as Prometheus, X-Men First Class and Inglorious Basterds, and he has totally deserved it.
But it’s not just his work as an actor that people are noticing him for right now, but also his possible work as a potential big-time producer, after the announcement came that Fassbender will be looking to star in and co-produce a movie adaptation of the hit video game franchise Assassin’s Creed from Ubisoft. Yes!
Fassbender hasn’t got a notable history of production, but he did help produce Pitch Black Heist (2011), which you can read more about here.
Sure, I’ll reserve some scepticism for when the Assassin’s Creed movie happens, because let’s face it, it’s always nerve-racking when one of your favourite video game franchises is set to be turned into a movie. It’s always odds-on to go horribly wrong.
However, I’m still excited by the idea that it’s actually happening, especially now Fassbender’s name is being banded about for his involvement.
Multiple sources have predicted a 2014 release, so there’s still a long time to wait for the result.
In the meantime, share with me your thoughts on this surprising and exciting news.