Assassin's Creed is the smash-hit videogame series that warps between the present day and the past: The Crusades, the Renaissance, and the American Revolution have been three of the jumping-off points for our protagonists. And we do mean "jumping off" -- leaping, swooping and high-diving is part of the game's great fun. We've been waiting for the movie for a while now. But we won't be waiting much longer.
Actor Michael Fassbender, also the movie's co-producer, says the movie starts filming in September.
But that's pretty much all he says. Fassbender played it coy with Coming Soon when asked for further details. For example, will he be playing Desmond Miles, the film's modern-day protagonist? Fassbender said, "You don't know that. Don't listen to what they tell you, that's the first rule."
And when asked which of the many time periods that Assassin's Creed covers might be a part of the film, he explained without giving a real answer: "That's always the challenge of something that's so dense, to really find something and pare it down, and basically, there are so many elements to it, so trying to translate that to an audience, you have to pick key things. So yes, that is part of it, getting through the density of it and paring down and engaging a simple story."
So Fassbender may not be a font of information, but he's certainly good at skirting spoilers while still giving a good quote.
Fortunately, players of the game know some basics about the movie: Bartender Desmond is captured by the evil company Abstergo and forced to relive his ancestors' experiences through genetic memories. Ultimately, it's about a longstanding battle between Assassins and the Templar Knights.
Which of Desmond's ancestors do you think Fassbender will play? Let us know in the comments ... especially if your answer is "Ezio Auditore."