British Actors Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Ian McKellen and Irish-German Actor Michael Fassbender
British actors Patrick Stewart (L-R), James McAvoy, Ian McKellen and Irish-German actor Michael Fassbender arrive for the British premiere of 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' at Leicester Square in London in this May 12, 2014 file photo. Reuters

Fans have been heavily anticipating the upcoming "Assassin's Creed" movie for quite some time now. With Ubisoft making and producing the film to retain creative control over the movie and starring Michael Fassbender of "X-Men: First Class" fame, it's no wonder everyone is excited despite the relative lack of success for video game movies.

Finally the anticipation can sink in as FOX announced that "Assassin's Creed" would be released on Dec. 21, 2016 along with release dates for sequels to "Fantastic Four" and "Rise of the Planet of the Apes." The film was originally rumoured to come out on Aug. 7, 2015.

According to, Justin Kerzel will direct the film. He has previously collaborated with Fassbender in the upcoming film adaptation of Macbeth. Fassbender holds the director in high regard as he told IGN that his vision is amazing and that he works well with everyone.

Fassbender has also assured fans that the movie will be incredibly faithful to the popular Ubisoft video game series. The plot of the film will be based on the first game of the series as a bartender gets captured by a corporation and is forced to relive the adventures of his assassin ancestors through a machine called the Animus.

At the moment it is unknown if the assassin in the film will be Altair from the first game, Etzio from the sequel and its various spin-offs or an entirely new character made for the film. Still, Fassbender has promised that the movie will take many elements from the game. Fassbender himself is a fan of the series and hopes to do it justice.

Speaking of Fassbender, he has quite the 2016 ahead of him. He will be in the sequel of "X-Men: Days of Future Past" called "X-Men: Apocalypse" also starring Jennifer Lawrence and James McAvoy, while also reprising his role in the follow up to "Prometheus." This year he's set to star in the aforementioned "Macbeth" with "Assassin's Creed" director Justn Kerzel.

The film has been in development for years and it looks like the "Assassin's Creed" movie will finally be able to see the light of day. If Ubisoft plays its cards right this could be a killer movie.

Assassin's Creed Movie Confirmed - Michael Fassbender to Star (Credits: Youtube/GT News)

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