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Daily Bite: Michael Fassbender for ‘Assassin’s Creed’; Two Seasons of Seth MacFarlane Comedy Series Ordered; New Trailer for ‘The Internet's Own Boy’
30 Apr 2014 : Deirdre Molumby
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Michael Fassbender for ‘Assassin’s Creed’
Michael Fassbender has been attached to star in ‘Assassin’s Creed’, a live action adaptation of the Ubisoft video game, which the actor will also produce. Fassbender’s credits include ‘Prometheus’, ‘12 Years a Slave’, for which he won an IFTA, and the upcoming ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’. Fassbender can next be seen in Lenny Abrahamson’s ‘Frank’, released in Irish cinemas May 9th.

‘Assassin’s Creed’ will be produced by New Regency and Ubisoft, who are currently in talks with Justin Kurzel to direct the film. Kurzel recently completed work on ‘Macbeth’, which starred Fassbender as well as ‘What Richard Did’ star Jack Reynor. More developments are expected on the deal but the production companies are eager to get the film started. Regency and Ubisoft are also working on ‘Splinter Cell’, to be directed by Doug Liman and star Tom Hardy (‘Inception’, ‘The Dark Knight Rises’).

Two Seasons of Seth MacFarlane Comedy Series Ordered
Starz has ordered a 20-episode, straight-to-series, two-season order for ‘Blunt Talk’, a live-action comedy series from Seth MacFarlane and Jonathon Ames starring Patrick Stewart (‘Star Trek’, ‘X-Men’), to premiere in 2015. The project hails from Media Rights Capital, which yielded a similar deal from Netflix for the drama ‘House of Cards’.

‘Blunt Talk’ will revolve around the character Walter Blunt, played by Stewart, a British import intent on conquering the world of American news cable through his nightly interview show. Blunt wishes to impart wisdom and guidance as to how the American population should live, think and behave, but he finds his well-intentioned decisions fall through, both on and off the air.

MacFarlane is best-known for animated comedy series ‘Family Guy’ and was also behind feature films ‘Ted’ and the upcoming ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’. ‘Blunt Talk’ will see the expansion of his relationship with Stewart, as the actor previously voiced characters on ‘Family Guy’ and ‘American Dad’, and also served as narrator on ‘Ted’.

New Trailer for ‘The Internet’s Own Boy’
The official trailer has been released for ‘The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz.’ The documentary portrays the story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz, who helped develop the basic internet protocol RSS, co-found Reddit, and participated in social justice and aggressive political organising. The film promises to be not only a biography but also an examination of technology and its relationship to our freedom.

The film is directed and produced by Brian Knappenberger, who was the man behind ‘We are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists’. It has so far been screened at SXSW and Sundance, the latter at which it was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize. ‘The Internet’s Own Boy’ is a Filmbuff and Participant Media production.

See the trailer here:






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