Michael Fassbender will star in and co-produce an Assassin's Creed movie, according to a report on entertainment website Variety.

The Prometheus star will team up with his DMC Film partner Connor McCaughan to bring Ubisoft's historical-action series to the big screen in a production headed up by Ubisoft Motion Pictures.

"Michael Fassbender was our first choice [to play the lead role]", said Jean-Julien Baronnet, CEO of Ubisoft Motion Pictures. "Michael (Fassbender) is an extremely smart, talented, versatile and committed actor."

It's not known which time period or which assassin the film will follow, nor when the film is scheduled to release.

Ubisoft previously teamed up with Disney to produce the big-screen adaptation of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.

But in addition to Assassin's Creed, Variety reports Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot also wants to develop films for the publisher's Splinter Cell and Ghost Recon series'.

Of course, this isn't the first time Fassbender has gotten himself involved with the world of video games.

In 2010, he provided the voice of Logan in Fable III.