// May 11, 2020

Hey guys, Michael has officially joined Vero! You can follow him at @michaelfassbender. Currently, he has shared links to his Road to Le Mans series, which he released on YouTube a few months ago.

With Vero, Michael is set to launch a new documentary series about his experience at the 2019 Rally of the Lakes, a rallying event held in his hometown in Ireland. This year’s rally has been unfortunately cancelled due to the pandemic crisis we’re going through, so Michael is launching this film to celebrate an event that means so much to him and his community.

The first part will be released on May 12th, 5pm BST, with the second and third parts on May 19th and May 26th, respectively. So if you don’t have an account on Vero yet, there’s still time to sign up to catch the launch! If you have trouble signing up, you can reach them at @verotruesocial.

// September 14, 2019

Variety has reported that Michael is in final negotiations to star in the dramedy film, Next Goal Wins, to be directed by Taika Waititi!

The movie is based on the 2015 doc “Next Goal Wins,” which follows the true story of Dutch coach Thomas Rongen, who attempts the nearly impossible task of turning the American Samoa soccer team from perennial losers into winners.

// June 19, 2019

New project! Michael is set to produce and star in an action spy thriller, Malko, based on the French book series, S.A.S.!

HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – Michael Fassbender is set to star in and produce the action spy thriller Malko after Lionsgate picked up worldwide movie rights to Gerard de Villiers’ action-spy novel series S.A.S.

Fassbender will play the role of superspy Malko Linge, with Oscar-nominated screenwriter Eric Warren Singer (American Hustle) set to pen the screenplay.

Lionsgate has also secured the rights to de Villiers’ catalog of espionage thrillers, serialized through 200 books that have sold throughout the world. The S.A.S. franchise follows the singular hero Malko Linge, an Austrian nobleman and freelance CIA operative who spent his formative years in a special Nazi work camp for captured spies and learned the intricate dark arts of tradecraft from the best. Now an adult living in a reclaimed family manor fallen into disrepair, Malko becomes a spy-for-hire.

The first film set will be mainly based on de Villiers’ book Checkpoint Charlie.

“We are enormously excited to be teaming with Greg Shapiro and Michael Fassbender, as well as Lars Sylvest from Black Magic and Thorsten Schumacher from Rocket Science, to develop Malko,” Lionsgate Motion Picture Group chairman Joe Drake said Tuesday in a statement.

// June 01, 2019

Michael and the Dark Phoenix cast spoke with Gio Journal to discuss the film. Check out the interview below, and two photos in our gallery!

What brought you back to the film series?
I loved the journey up to Dark Phoenix and specifically wanted to come back because Simon was directing. I wanted to lend whatever I could bring to the table for him. He was such a fantastic collaborator and engineer of First ClassDays of Future Past and Apocalypse and I was really excited to see him get in the director’s chair. 

How did Simon do in his directorial debut?
He was very relaxed, very confident; it seemed like he’d been doing it for years. He’s been on so many massive films and been an integral part in so many of them. He’s also a very smart man, the kind of guy that doesn’t speak unless he’s educated on something or has knowledge on it. He observes, he listens; all the ingredients to make a great director. I think he wanted to strip everything down, boil it down to the bones… even visually, the way he shot it. A lot of it is handheld, and I’m not wearing any Magneto costumes. The helmet is there, but everything is pared down to be a character exploration. 

Did the others envy you for being able to wear a turtleneck and jeans?
I don’t know! I certainly was very thankful that it was an easy in and out for me, especially if you look at what Nicholas goes through each day as Beast! Compared to him, I definitely had an easier rout

What’s going on with Erik?
He’s finally become the cult leader that was always alive in him! He’s formed Genosha, so he’s managed to create this community, independent state/nation where mutants can live in harmony and without attack, and anyone who agrees to pitch in and do their part is welcome. It’s self-sufficient, it’s off the grid, and it’s the culmination of his struggles through the series. Since his family has been ripped away from him—[considering] what happened to him as a child and then, of course, with his wife and child—a sense of death is always with him. But this is a mature Erik. He’s more at peace, and he only leaves this haven out of loyalty. It’s like an old Western. He’s got to go on his mission. 

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// May 17, 2019

Kung Fury 2 has landed a major investor and will officially go into production on July 29th!

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTERKung Fury 2 — set to star Michael Fassbender, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eiza Gonzalez, David Hasselhoff and the titular kung fu cop himself, David Sandberg — is a go!
The feature-length follow-up to the cult 2015 short Kung Fury — the cheesy and comically OTT homage to ’80s martial arts and police action films that became a crowdfunded sensation, premiered in Cannes and amassed in excess of 40 million views on YouTube — has landed a major investor and an official production start date.

Creasun Entertainment USA, the recently launched L.A.-based financing and production arm of Minglu Ma’s Asian VFX powerhouse Creasun Media and run by Ma and George Acogny, has taken a majority stake in the film and come aboard as co-producer. Creasun joins Argent Pictures, the production and financing outfit run by Jill Ahrens, Ryan Ahrens and Ben Renzo, who is co-financing and co-producing the project.

The brainchild of Swedish filmmaker Sandberg, who returns as director and the time-traveling, Nazi-bashing hero, Kung Fury 2 is now set to go into production July 29 in Bulgaria and Germany, with Oscar-winning British VFX giant Double Negative producing the special effects together with Ma.

Co-written by Sandberg and Tyler Burton Smith, the action is set in 1985, the best year ever. Miami is kept safe under the watchful eye of Kung Fury, the greatest damn cop of all time. His Thundercops are the ultimate police force assembled from across history to defeat the villainous Kung Fuhrer, Adolf Hitler. But after the tragic death of one of their members causes the group to disband, a mysterious villain emerges from the shadows to aid in the Fuhrer’s quest to attain the ultimate weapon. Kung Fury must travel through space and time to save his friends, defend the prestigious Miami Kung Fu Academy and defeat evil once and for all.

Kung Fury 2 is the very exciting vision of David Sandberg, and it contains all the elements of a magical and fun ride for all ages,” said Acogny. “We are thrilled to be part of this great project and can’t wait to share it with the whole world, where it will no doubt create excitement across the globe!”

// April 17, 2019

Here’s an update on Michael’s production company, DMC Films!

THE WRAP – Michael Fassbender and Conor McCaughan’s production company DMC has signed a first-look production deal with Brian Oliver’s New Republic Pictures (NRP).

Producers Daniel Emmerson and Theo Barrowclough are joining the new partnership with NRP.

“We are thrilled to be in business with Michael, Conor and DMC Film,” Oliver and NRP vice president of production and acquisition, Angus Sutherland, said in a statement. “At NRP we strive to align ourselves with partners who are looking to broaden their influence on the industry in innovative ways. DMC Film embodies this fully and continues to produce dynamic and compelling projects for audiences across the globe. We look forward to this next chapter together.”

Fassbender added, “At DMC, we work on ambitious and authored projects with bold and original filmmakers. It’s so exciting to have found the ideal US partners in Brian, Angus and their formidable team at New Republic. We believe this new partnership will allow us to develop our ethos together and help our projects reach a truly global audience.”