Hollywood has a long history of turning a fantastic video game into an awful action movie. Case in point, any video game films that Uwe Boll made.
However, that may change in 2016 because a new wave of video game movies will be making their way to the big screen soon. One of the highly anticipated video game movies is The New Regency and Ubisoft adaptation of “Assassin’s Creed“.
The film, which reunites Michael Fassbender with “Macbeth” director Justin Kurzel and co-star Marion Cotillard, is based on a script written by Bill Collage, Adam Cooper, and Michael Lesslie. According to Ubisoft Motion Pictures CEO Jean-Julien Baronnet, it will take inspiration from “Batman Begins” and “Blade Runner“.
Whether or not the movie will live up to that description remains unknown. However, the 2 new official stills that debuted on Empire Online are surely building up our anticipation for the film.
Both photos show Fassbender in 2 different timelines.
The first photo shows the actor leaping into action as a 15th-century Spanish swordsman named Aguilar in an open medieval battlefield. The still indicates that the movie will feature an action-packed sequence with swinging swords and burning pyre.
The follow-up photo shows Fassbender in the modern day as Callum Lynch, the descendant of Aguilar. Lynch is forced to relive the memories of his ancestor via a VR machine known as the Animus in the hopes of tracking down a lost item of immeasurable value.
Co-financed by RatPac and Alpha Picture, “Assassin’s Creed” is being produced by Fassbender, Frank Marshall, Arnon Milchan, Jean-Julien Baronnet, Conor McCaughan, and Pat Crowley.
The film is currently shooting in Malta, London, and Spain. Besides Fassbender and Cotillard, “Assassin’s Creed” also stars Michael Kenneth Williams (of “12 Years a Slave” fame), Jeremy Irons (“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice“), and Brendan Gleeson.
“Assassins’ Creed” is due to be released on 21st December 2016.