Michael Fassbender is set to star in and produce a movie based on Ubisoft’s hit video game series Assassin’s Creed.

According to Variety, the Shame star will co-produce the movie project with his DMC Film partner Conor McCaughan and Ubisoft Motion Pictures (UMP).

Speaking about Fassbender's casting, UMP's CEO, Jean-Julien Baronnet, said: "Michael is an extremely smart, talented, versatile and committed actor."

The Assassin's Creed video game series has sold more than 30m units since debuting in 2007.

The next instalment, Assassin's Creed III, will be released this October.