Assassin’s Creed movie casts an Oscar winner

Michael Fassbender’s Assassin’s Creed movie just got a lot more exciting

Marion Cotillard in 2 Days 1 Night
Marion Cotillard in 2 Days 1 Night

Following the news that Michael Fassbender’s Assassin’s Creed movie had already started production, some surprising casting news has arrived.

Deadline reports that the brilliant, Oscar-winning Marion Cotillard (Rust And Bone, La Vie En Rose, The Dark Knight Rises) has signed on to join her Macbeth co-star in the videogame adaptation.

Both Fassbender and Cotillard starred in Macbeth for Justin Kurzel (Snowtown), who is directing Assassin’s Creed, so it’s like a big lovely family reunion. Like Fassbender, there’s no word on what character she’ll actually be playing, and there’s also no word on the story. However, they’re both expected to continue their roles into sequels if the film is a success.

Deadline also notes that the film is expected to begin production in the Autumn, which suggests that yesterday’s news about it already happening were a little hasty. However, the release date remains the same.

So, Fassbender, Cotillard, Kurzel…this is starting to look like a videogame movie that might actually, you know, be good…Imagine that.

Assassin’s Creed¬†will be released on 21 December 2016. Keep up with the latest genre news with the new issue of SciFiNow.