Michael Fassbender is to star in and produce a film based on the video game franchise Assassin's Creed, reports Variety.
The game, about a bartender who learns that he is a descendant of famous assassins after being kidnapped by the Knights Templar, has sold more than 30 million units.
Fans of the game reacted to the news on Twitter. One wrote:
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Fassbender, who recently starred in Shame and Ridley Scott's Prometheus, will co-produce the film project with his DMC Film partner Conor McCaughan and Ubisoft Motion Pictures.
So far there have been two Assassin's Creed games - one taking place during the Crusades, the other during the Renaissance - with a third one set for release in October