Michael Fassbender has signed up to star in and produced a film based on the bestselling Assassin's Creed videogames.
The Prometheus star will take the lead role in a planned adaptation of the Ubisoft game about trained killers, with Fassbender taking the lead role and co-produce through his DMC Film company.
According to Variety, the plot for the Assassin's Creed movie tells of a man who discovers he is the descendant of hitmen after being captured by a secret society, and is forced to travel back in time to recover historical artefacts.
"Michael Fassbender was our first choice" to play the franchise's iconic hooded hero, said Jean-Julien Baronnet, CEO of Ubisoft Motion Pictures.
"Michael is an extremely smart, talented, versatile and committed actor."
Ubisoft had been set to develop the film in conjunction with Sony, but have opted to take the hit series to the big-screen independently.
With Fassbender in the lead role, and the game's developers playing a central creative role, Assassin's Creed could be the first genuinely successful videogame movie.