Dir. Justin Kurzel
Michael Fassbender (X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Counselor) will produce and star in the film adaptation of the popular role-playing video game. Although not confirmed, Robert Downey Jr. (The Judge, Iron Man 3) has been rumored to costar as historical figure Leonardo Da Vinci. Australian indie director Justin Kurzel (The Snowtown Murders, upcoming Macbeth with Fassbender) looks to helm his first major studio blockbuster following a kidnapped bartender who is forced by an enormous corporation to relive the memories of his ancestors by way of a machine called “the Animus.” The bartender’s ancestors are primarily assassins and the corporation forces him to retrieve artifacts of varying importance.