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Michael Fassbender is totally excited for the Assassin's Creed film

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Michael Fassbender is a phenomenally talented actor. He's proven himself equally adept in challenging dramatic roles (like his turn in Shame, a film about sex addiction), and starring in genre films like Promethueus, X-Men: First Class and this summer's X-Men: Days of Future Past.

He's also the main reason to get excited about the upcoming Assassin's Creed film, due out on Aug. 7, 2015.

I adore it when actors sell their enthusiasm for a project. Speaking to IGN recently, he showed off his love for the weirdo science behind the Assassin's Creed franchise.

"I don’t really play that many video games, but when I met up with the guys from Ubisoft and they started to explain this whole world and the idea of DNA memory — you know, I think it’s a very feasible scientific theory. I just thought, 'This is so rich,' and about the possibility of it being this cinematic experience. So I’m really excited about it, and we’re working very hard to make sure that we’ve got the best and most exciting, original package."

Slashfilm notes that if the film is still early in pre-production for a big-budget movie with a release date less than a year away, there could be trouble. Several writers have taken a stab at the script so far, including Michael Lesslie (Macbeth), Scott Frank (The Wolverine, Minority Report), Adam Cooper and Bill Collage (Exodus: Gods and Kings). But if Fassbender keeps affirming his excitement for period parkour, it may very well happen.