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Michael Fassbender's Girlfriend Alicia Vikander Replaced By Marion Cotillard In 'Assassin's Creed' Movie

Dec 02, 2015 02:19 AM EST | By Sherylyn Toda
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Michael Fassbender's Girlfriend Alicia Vikander Replaced By Marion Cotillard In 'Assassin's Creed' Movie
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Michael Fassbender and her girlfriend Alicia Vikander was supposed to star in Ubisoft's "Assassin's Creed" movie adapation, well that's not after the Swedish actress decided to ditch the project.

While her exit sparked romance troubles, the German-Irish "X-Men" actor is reportedly not affected and has now tapped "The Dark Knight Rises" star Marion Cotillard as the replacement of his girlfriend.

Without revealing the character, Deadline teased that Cotillard's role will be very important in "Assassin's Creed" movie.

The publication even claimed that together with Michael Fassbender, Cotillard is already set to return for a sequel, given that the movie will reach box office success.

Ubisoft's Yvew Guillemot has confirmed that the shooting has already commenced.

 "We have the pleasure to announce today that the green light has been given by New Regency, and the production has already started. This is a very important milestone for the project and for our team on Assassin's Creed."

According to Comic Book the cast members together with director Justin Kurzel are now already in Malta for the film's production.

But while everything seems to be all ironed out, Michael Fassbender shared to Movie Pilot the hardships of making a movie out of a complex game.

"That's always the challenge of something that's so dense, to really find something and pare it down and basically, there are so many elements to it, so trying to translate that to an audience, you have to pick key things," the actor explained. "So yes, that is part of it, getting through the density of it and paring down and engaging a simple story."

He explained to Game Spot why Ubisoft took a long time for the "Assassin's Creed" movie to finally push forward.

"You say it's a long time, but what I've found - it's all new to me, but starting to develop scripts and work on them, they take time," Fassbender explained.

Adding, "It just takes time to get a good story together and we really want to do it right. It's exciting. It's going to start this year, we'll be filming in September."

"Assassin's Creed" movie release date is set on Dec. 21, 2016.

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