We've already proven that superhero movies and long-belated franchise entries can be improved with the involvement of Fassbender; now, time to find out if the same is true for the similarly-maligned video game genre.
Variety reports Fassbender will serve as a producer for Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed, the video game publisher's adaptation of their bestselling title of the same name. Fassbender will also star in the film, going around stabbing guys as Desmond Miles, a bartender who descends from a long line of talented assassins and, through the vague science of something called an Animus, relives the covert murders of his ancestors while determining the locations of some trinkets that hold a significance that you probably missed when you mashed buttons to get back to the gameplay part.
Sony had previously been close to a deal to help in developing the film, but with Fassbender now coming on as producer, bringing with him the relevant experience of years of anonymously posting "Let's Play Assassin's Creed" videos to YouTube, that arrangement is no longer happening. Though Sony could still get involved through financing or distribution, Ubisoft will now put the film together entirely independently, giving the software company a greater degree of creative control than they had with, say, Disney's miserable Prince of Persia adaptation. Video game movie staple Ben Kingsley will obviously still have to be involved in this, but this time it's up to the game-makers themselves to decide what kind of ridiculous hair appliances he'll wear. So, probably like a white beard and a bowl cut.