In a relatively short amount of time, Michael Fassbender‘s established himself as an exceptionally talented and very sincere actor. So far, his filmography is split between pretty serious independent movies (Shame, Fish Tank) and established properties like X-Men: First Class and the latest entry in the Alien universe, Prometheus. Surprisingly, Fassbender’s latest project isn’t a promising looking indie flick, nor is it a big franchise picture. Apparently, the actor has just signed on to produce and star in a film adaptation of UbiSoft’s video game Assassin’s Creed. According to Slashfilm, the movie is still an indie, since UbiSoft plans to sell it to a bigger studio after it’s been made, but it’s definitely no Hunger. Video game adaptation or no, Fassbender’s pedigree is still that of a serious artist. Maybe his take on the story about a guy who, after being kidnapped by the Knights Templar, relives the experiences of assassins who lived during the Crusades and the Renaissance in order to find an artifact that can control humanity, will still manage to deliver something respectable? Either way, we’ll be paying attention.