Magazine article Screen International

Michael Fassbender Keen to Build 'Assassin's Creed' Franchise

Magazine article Screen International

Michael Fassbender Keen to Build 'Assassin's Creed' Franchise

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Speaking to Screen in an interview from the set of the forthcoming Assassin's Creed, Michael Fassbender revealed that he was "absolutely interested" in building a franchise around the property.

"We'll see how the first one does, but that's the idea," the actor said.

"The material and the landscape is so rich, there's definitely enough there for a franchise," he added.

When asked about whether he would consider taking the role of James Bond if Daniel Craig decides to step aside following the release of SPECTRE, Fassbender suggested that he had not been approached to date but would "wait and see what happens".

In Assassin's Creed, which is currently shooting in London having previously filmed in Malta, Fassbender plays lead character Callum Lynch.

The story centres on "a revolutionary technology that unlocks genetic memories". Lynch experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain and discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins. …

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