Marion Cotillard Back with Michael Fassbender in 'Assassin's Creed'
The video game adaptation Assassin's Creed was already going to mark a reunion for Michael Fassbender with director Justin Kurzel after working on their Shakespeare adaptation Macbeth. And now that reunion has added another member as Deadline reports the New Regency and Ubisoft project has just landed Marion Cotillard in a pivotal but unknown role in the period action adventure. Cotillard starred alongside Fassbender in Macbeth, and while we haven't seen the film yet (there's first look photos here), they must have turned in good work for Kurzel to get them back for something completely different.
The film is slated to start shooting this fall in order to meet 20th Century Fox's recently set December 21st, 2016 release date. Assassin's Creed is one of the most popular video game franchises on shelves right now having sold over 91 million copies of the various games. Fans of the game might be able to figure out what role Cotillard is playing, but since I've yet to dive into the series, I can't make any predictions. However, the source says Cotillard's role would span multiple films as New Regency and Ubisoft hope to turn this into a film franchise as well. Cotillard is up for an Oscar next weekend for Two Days, One Night.
Prince of Persia any one? I will pass on this.
Brian Sleider on Feb 13, 2015
YES!!! It's a dream news for me. Really. In the depth of my soul, I knew that it's goint to happen, that Marion will take a role in Assassin's Creed. It's so damn well connects with her role of assassin in The Dark Knight Rises! I'm so happy for Assassin's Creed to have such magnificent actress and for Marion to play in an adaptation of such an interesting game!
Dmitry Stellar on Feb 14, 2015
Fox, expectations are low.
Mxyzptlk on Feb 14, 2015
I really hope this turns out to be great. These video game adaptations could really use a break.
DAVIDPD on Feb 15, 2015
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