The Playlist (via Screen Daily) have reported that Michael Fassbender has signed on to star in a new film titled Irish Myths, which Fassbender is developing with Public Enemies writer Ronan Bennett, who is penning the project.
Fassbender will play the mythological hero Cuchulain, who is an “Achilles-esque hero who is known for spazzing out in battle to the point of turning into an unrecognizable monster, and he fights from a chariot. It was prophesied that he would be famous, but also lead a short life.”
The project is currently without a director and still in early stages of development so a start date is still a while away. However, with Fassbender starring and the interesting plot, you would think that a director and funding won’t be too difficult to find.
Besides this film, Fassbender schedule is reasonably open. He will shoot Steve McQueen‘s 12 Years A Slave this summer, and possibly Ridley Scott‘s The Counselor which begins principle photography on May 1st.
We’ll keep you updated on Irish Myths when we hear more.