The Light Between Oceans star Michael Fassbender is set to produce THE PILGRIMAGE, a drama from newcomer Irish screenwriter Chris Boyle McQuarry. Fassbender is producing through his DMC Films banner with Conor McCaughan and Daniel Emmerson. The story details are being kept under wraps, but we’re hearing that it’s set in Derry – McQuarry’s hometown – and reflects the writer’s own experiences growing up there.
McQuarry first feature length adaptation, Little Lady, was broadcast in Europe in 2012. He has developed projects for DreamWorks, Film 4, BBC Films, and Pathe and has worked closely with Oscar-winning screenwriter Simon Beaufoy. With Beaufoy, McQuarry helped develop and structure the story outline for the mini-series Burn Up starring Neve Campbell and Bradley Whitford. McQuarry is also adapting The Hype, the true story of band manager Dave Robinson based on the book “No Sleep Til Canvey Island” by Will Birch.
Fassbender has several projects in development under the DMC shingle, including the Formula One drama Garagistas and an adaptation of the crime thriller Entering Hades, to which Fassbender is also attached to star. The company’s next release is the highly-anticipated adaptation of the blockbuster video game franchise Assassin’s Creed with 20th Century Fox, New Regency, and Ubisoft. The film hits theaters in December.
On screen, Fassbender can currently be seen in The Light Between Oceans opposite Alicia Vikander and in addition to Creed, will next be seen in Alien: Covenant from director Ridley Scott.
Josh Lyons | Managing Editor