Cannes 2015: MACBETH's Alicia Vikander Tapped For ASSASSIN'S CREED And The Next 'BOURNE' Film

Actress Alicia Vikander is making waves at Cannes this weekend as her most recent film with actor Michael Fassbender, Justin Kurzel's adaptation of the Shakespeare classic, Macbeth is set to premiere. The Ex-Machina starlet is reportedly postioned for two major movies set to release next year - Kurzel's Assassin's Creed and actor Matt Damon's next Jason Bourne film with director Paul Greengrass.

Assassin's Creed reunites its two Macbeth stars and director for a feature film inspired by the hugely successful Ubisoft Game whose initial setting revolves around a man swept into a thrilling adventure with the help of a device that unlocks and ultimately "bleeds" past lives and memories as a clandestine assassin in search of the Pieces Of Eden, powerful artifacts that can control the fate of mankind. Plot details are not known while the film, which was finally greenlit back in February, currently has its production geared for early this Fall for a December 21, 2016 release while Fassbender is currently filming for director Bryan Singer's final entry into Fox's current X-verse, X-Men: Apocalypse for a release a little over a year from today.

Damon is already at work starring in The Great Wall under helmer Zhang Yimou for Universal's 3D release five months thereafter. Earlier on, the next Bourne film, which finally confirmed Damon's involvement last year with returning director Paul Greengrass and continues the thrilling adventure of the title character late inspired by author Robert Ludlum's book series is on par for a July 16 29, 2016 release courtesy of Universal.


Following Cannes, moviegoers can catch Vikander in Guy Ritchie's feature TV adaptation, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. this August, with more info to follow regarding Kurzel's Macbeth which is already getting some positive feedback from festival attendees. A few clips can now be seen online which ought to whet the appetite for netizens at large until the film gains some distribution ground in the hopeful near future.

Watch them below and stay tuned for more info!


H/T: Deadline

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