The Assassin's Creed film starring and produced by Prometheus and Shame actor Michael Fassbender revolves around "a man who learns his ancestors were trained assassins after he is kidnapped by a secret org with ties to the Knights Templar, and sent back in time to retrieve historical artifacts."
As such, you'd be forgiven for assuming that he'll be playing the modern-day protagonist of the games, Desmond Miles, who fits that bill exactly. But in a statement to Joystiq, Ubisoft clarified that that might not be the case.
"Fassbender will play the lead role, but it's too soon to say exactly which character that will be," an Ubisoft rep said.
"The storyline isn't bound by a certain era or even a set of characters," the rep added. "That kind of freedom gives us great flexibility in creating the movie."
Just to be sure, they emphasized that they're "also taking the responsibility of maintaining fidelity with the overall story and brand very seriously."
As has been pointed out, the Assassin's Creed comics series The Fall focused on Daniel Cross, and Ubisoft Motion Pictures' previous Assassin's Creed: Lineage short film series brought in the father of Assassin's Creed 2's Ezio Auditore as a protagonist. And Assassin's Creed 3 stars a Native American during the American Revolution.
So there are plenty of opportunities to stray from the source material while remaining true to the series. What would you like the film to explore? Tell us in the comments or on Twitter.