It looked like the big screen adaptation of hit video games series Assassin’s Creed was’t going to happen when it lost its release date, but things are finally back on the right track as the cast continues to expand.

Production has now begun and a new release date of December 21st, 2016 has been given to the movie.

Michael Fassbender is still attached to star in Assassin’s Creed, and he will be reuniting with Macbeth director Justin Kurzel. However, we have now learned that joining them will be another star of that retelling of the classic Shakespeare tale as The Dark Knight Rises’ Marion Cotillard has also joined the cast.

There’s no word on who the Oscar winning actress will be playing (it’s thought that the movie will be based only very loosely on the video games), but both Cotillard and Fassbender are expected to stick around for multiple instalments. Will they play the same characters in each ? Based on the games, possibly not!

Ubisoft are playing a big role in the development of Assassin’s Creed (written by Bill Collage, Adam Cooper and Michael Lesslie), and are hoping to get Splinter Cell moving along soon. That one has Doug Liman attached to direct and Tom Hardy signed on to play Sam Fisher. Video games might start getting good!