Michael Fassbender Talks Box Office Setbacks and Criminal Enterprises

Michael Fassbender likes to take big swings. It doesn’t matter if it’s a commercial risk like “Assassin’s Creed,” the $125-million video game adaptation he produced and starred in or a creative gamble like “Trespass Against Us,” an indie drama (opening in theaters on Friday) about a family of criminals that’s thick with British accents and slang. “The main thing for me is giving everything I can to a project and learning as much as I can from it,” Mr. Fassbender said in a telephone interview from South Africa. “That’s always been my philosophy.”

Mr. Fassbender talked about balancing studio tent poles like the coming sci-fi sequel “Alien: Covenant” with low-budget fare, as well as the recent commercial disappointments of “Assassin’s Creed” and “The Light Between Oceans,” a literary adaptation that sank at the Labor Day box office and grossed only $12.5 million in the United States. These are edited excerpts from that conversation.

I’ve watched “Trespass Against Us” twice.

Is that because you couldn’t understand the dialogue? [Laughs]

It’s true, I could’ve used subtitles a few times. What made you want to do this movie?

When I read the script, there was something very fresh about it. There was an energy to the writing. I loved the story of this traveling family and the way they live parallel to the settled community, but there’s very little harmony between the two communities. And you’ve got this family story at the core — a father-son relationship from Brendan Gleeson to my character and from my character to Georgie Smith, who plays my son. It’s about how my character wants something different for his son, and the struggle of breaking away from the old tradition to move with the times. Read More



Michael Fassbender at the ‘Assassin’s Creed’ Stage Greeting In Tokyo

Michael Fassbender attends the stage greeting event for ‘Assassin’s Creed’ at Roppongi Hills on February 15, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan. I have added some photos to the gallery. Please, credit this site if you take the pics.

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‘Assassin’s Creed’ Stage Greeting In Tokyo



Michael Fassbender at the 69th Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards

Michael Fassbender attends the 69th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 4, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. The photos have been added to the gallery. Please, credit this site if you take the pics.

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69th Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards – Press Room
69th Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards – Show
69th Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards – Inside
69th Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards



Michael Fassbender on the Graham Norton Show

First, I would like to wish you all a happy night and Happy New Year!!!! Hope all your dreams come true. Next year this site will come with some big updates because I need to add tons of stuff here so, I wish to see you here soon supporting the site. Thanks to everyone.

I have added some photos of Michael on the Graham Norton Show. Please, credit m-fassbender.net if you take the pics.

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Graham Norton Show (December 08th, 2016)



Michael on the Late Night with Seth Meyers

I have added some new photos of Michael Fassbender on the Late Night with Seth Meyers (December 12nd, 2016). You can go to the gallery to take a look to the photos. Please, credit m-fassbender.net if you take the pics.

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Late Night with Seth Meyers (December 12nd, 2016)



Alien: Covenant | Official Trailer



Happy Holidays!!!!

Hello!

Just a small message to wish you all Happy Holidays!! This year wasn’t good to me. I am sick and unemployed and making fansites was like a therapy for me. Thanks to all the fans that I am knowing and thanks to all the visitors. You all made me happy.

I am going to try to make a big gallery update before the year ends. Going to try this the next week. Also, remember that you can help to this site to get some great suff, just go to donate, every little bit helps.

Trying the best with this site the next year. Any comments, suggestions…will be more than appreciated.

Make all your dreams come true and enjoy this season. May the blessings of this season fill your heart with peace, love and laughter. Happy Holiday season.

Anne



Michael Fassbender: Movie Still added

I have some photos of Michael Fassbender from The Light Between Oceans to the gallery. More photos are coming tomorrow because I have tons of photos to add here.

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The Light Between Oceans (2016) > Behind the Scenes
The Light Between Oceans (2016) > Movie Stills



Assassin’s Creed Star Michael Fassbender Knows Video Game Movies Are Always Bad

Michael Fassbender would like you to know: He is only too aware that movie adaptations of video games, as a genre, have a piss-poor box-office track record. In point of fact, he could not shut out that awareness even if he tried. “I’m aware of that because every single article that’s ever written about us asks, ‘Will Assassin’s Creed be the first successful video game-to-movie?'” Fassbender told me from the film’s set in southern Spain last December.

That is to say, the Oscar-nominated 12 Years a Slave actor has been duly informed of the financial under-performance of such craptacular game-to-cinema fiascos as 1997’s Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, Hitman: Agent 47 (2015), Super Mario Bros., Wing Commander (1999), and 2008’;s Max Payne. But here he is, pulling double duty as star and co-producer of the big screen blow-up of the blockbuster video game franchise Assassin’s Creed. And in terms of conception and execution, he insists the new film—which reunites Fassbender with acclaimed Australian filmmaker Justin Kurzel, who directed him in the Cannes Film Festival-anointed 2015 adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth—will forefront storytelling and character and shed much of the gaminess that has plagued so many other movie translations to date.

“We took elements from the video game that are the spine and DNA of what we’re doing,” Fassbender said. “But we really are breaking away from a video-game mold. That’s been a problem with some of the efforts before.”

Arriving in a season crowded with splashy Christmas releases—the Chris Pratt/J. Law vehicle Passengers, animated animal romp Sing, Martin Scorsese’s messiah-complex period piece Silence, and Star Wars standalone Rogue One among them—Assassin’s Creed finds Fassbender portraying Callum Lynch. Lynch is a misunderstood drifter-loner who’s about to receive a death-row lethal injection when he is rescued by a shadowy extra-governmental organization with seemingly unlimited technological resources and an even more shadowy agenda. Read More



Michael Fassbender covers The Red Bulletin (January 2017)

Michael Fassbender covers The Red Bulletin January 2017 issue. I have added scans to the gallery. I have added 3 versions for everybody to enjoy: the german, french and english issue.

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The Red Bulletin UK (January 2017)
The Red Bulletin Germany (January 2017)
The Red Bulletin France (January 2017)