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Michael Fassbender walks out of 'Assassin's Creed' movie for good? New report debunks claim

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August 4
11:39 AM 2014

Michael Fassbender, who has been reportedly tapped to don the hood of the famous parkour hero for the film adaptation of Ubisoft's "Assassin's Creed" video games, is now rumored to to have stepped down. Fassbender, who gained notoriety in a slew of "X-Men" films and his portrayal of a brutal landlord in "12 Years A Slave," allegedly left the film project after Sony Pictures decided to go for an original story as opposed to staying faithful with the video games' storyline.

Videogame fanatics have been thrilled since it has been announced that one of Ubisoft's more popular video game franchises would be adapted into a feature film to be released next year. Kpopstarz reported that the movie will be revolving around the story line of "Black Flag" and "Unity," and the person who would be directing is Justin Kurzel.

But what really worked fans up was when "X-Men: Days of Future Past" star  Michael Fassbender was confirmed to play the lead role. Citing an earlier interview, Fassbender expressed hisexcited for the film adaptation and loves the idea and concept of the whole game

"'Assassin's,' I'm so happy with. I can't say anything more, but for a video game, the concept behind it, this idea of DNA memory, it is so interesting," the actor said.

GotchaMovies said that Sony allegedly decided to make up a whole new story, which is far from the original drafted script. When Fassbender found out, he supposedly did not agree with the change and left the production, as he purportedly wanted the producers to stick with the source material. But the good news is, fans shouldn't fret, since MoviePilot said Fassbender is still with the project.  

The project is currently under pre-production, and is reportedly slated for an August 2015 release.

Meanwhile, "Assassin's Creed: Unity" will be released on October 28, 2014 in North America, LazyGamer.net reported. Set in the French Revolution, the new video game installment is rich in history and will play out on the most beautiful city in the world, which is in Paris, France, as stated by Creative Director Alex Amancio.

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