20th Century Fox have invested a lot of money in Assassin’s Creed being the first video-game adaptation to truly crack the mainstream cinema audience. Based on Ubisoft’s hugely successful action-adventure game series, ‘Assassin’s Creed’ has been directed by Justin Kurzel and stars Michael Fassbender as Callum Lynch, who discovers that his ancestor Aguilar was an Assassin from 15th century Spain. With a cast that includes Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Michael K. Williams, Jeremy Irons, and Brendan Gleeson and a budget of anywhere between $150 and $200 million there are clearly huge expectations for ‘Assassin’s Creed’.
Daniel Craig’s days as James Bond could be numbered. Who could take on the role of Ian Fleming’s gentleman spy next? Based on the bookies’ favourites (with a few humble suggestions of our own) here are the actors who we think could potentially be 007th official Bond…
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The new biopic Steve Jobs doesn’t necessarily paint a flattering portrait of the late tech visionary. As played by Michael Fassbender, Jobs is often portrayed as cold and calculating, a businessman so determined to succeed that his colleagues, friends, and family members suffer as a result. Still, the director and cast of the film have nothing but the utmost respect for the former Apple and Pixar CEO, who passed away in 2011. “He’s like Henry Ford, but multiplied by a thousand,” said Fassbender, referencing the Ford Motor Company auto innovator (watch above).
Michael Stuhlbarg, Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet in ‘Steve Jobs’ (Universal) Steve Jobs was the master of launching a new product, but now, his friends and family are doing their best to throw cold water on the premiere of the new film about the late Apple co-founder. According to a new report in the Wall Street Journal, Jobs’s wife and Apple colleagues have been unhappy with Steve Jobs, a new film written by Aaron Sorkin and directed by Danny Boyle.
Something wicked this way comes! Here’s the official U.S. trailer for Macbeth, starring Michael Fassbender as the titular throne-seeker and Marion Cotillard as his scheming wife. This bleak, violent adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy (in theaters December 4) comes from Justin Kurzel, who also directed Fassbender and Cotillard in the upcoming Assassin’s Creed movie. Kurzel’s Macbeth, a finalist for the Palme d’Or prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, was filmed partially on location in Scotland to evoke the setting of the original play.
Meet Michael Fassbender as Callum Lynch in 'Assassin's Creed.' Find out how he fits into the movie's game world.
It’s a bit shocking when Michael Fassbender displays a busted-up, partially shattered iPhone, and even more so when he casually offers that the smashed device is actually a relatively archaic, five-year-old iPhone 4 — and a device the actor says he’s “stubbornly holding on to.” After all, the 38-year-old Oscar-nominated Irish actor just inhabited the mind and turtleneck of Apple founder in the biopic Steve Jobs, one of the buzziest, high-profile films of the year. “There’s a lot of things about technology that would probably shock you, about my adeptness about dealing with technology,” Fassbender joked in an interview with Yahoo Movies this week. In many ways, Fassbender, an avid motorcyclist who prefers to shun technology and ride out on long, exotic adventures, is more like his cowboy-bounty hunter character in Slow West.
Evidently, Danny Boyle isn’t all too concerned with making Steve Jobs look like … Steve Jobs. The 127 Hours director is in the midst of filming Steve Jobs, his biopic of the famed Apple honcho, starring Michael Fassbender in the title role. The shot finds Fassbender-as-Jobs recreating the famous ads for NeXT, the computer company that Jobs founded following his ouster from Apple in 1985.