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An Assassin's Creed movie has been in the works for quite some time, but we haven't heard much about it since a writer was assigned, and a possible release date for the film appeared online. Recently, the movie's star, Michael Fassbender, offered a brief update on the film.
Speaking with The Daily Beast, Fassbender offered a few details on the film saying, "That’s definitely happening. We’re just developing the script at the moment." Fassbender also talked about his limited history with the game saying, "I’d heard of it but had never played the game. I don’t have a video game player … that’s not what they’re called. [Laughs] I met up with the guys from Ubisoft and they told me the story behind it, and I thought it was very interesting—the idea of reliving memories."
We have our own ideas about what could make a good Assassin's Creed movie. Check them out here.
[Source: DailyBeast, via Polygon]
Our TakeIt's disappointing to learn that Fassbender hasn't played any of the games, but he still seems like he could be a good fit for the Assassin's Creed universe. The narrative of the games always feel a little stretched to accomodate video game length and a much larger universe. I am interested to see how an Assassin's Creed film, which should be more focused by necessity, handles the plot.
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I would say all the major players in the film (writers, director, producer, lead actors) need to all sit down and play through at least the first two games before even attempting to make this. At the very least it will help them get to know each other and the source material. Plus it sounds like a fun time.
I'm a little worried for this, you have a guy who doesn't really have any knowledge about the game, so this could turn out to be bad.
I'm hoping not though, because I think AC can turn out to be a good movie.
Pretty sure he was on shrooms when he gave this interview.
If Kristen Bell doesn't play Lucy I will cause a riot
I imagine for a non-gamer, a description of the story would be more beneficial than actually playing the game. New setting or bust.
The movie could be either superb or absolutely horrible. Based on just these few details, we're kinda in the dark. Oh well, onto the 'TBD' list.
Someone on the replies for IGN's version of this article said something along the lines of "I'd rather have a good actor represent a video game character, than a gamer represent an actor".