The Assassin’s Creed series has become one of the biggest series in all of gaming since its launch, with new entries coming each and every year now. While the series has has its ups and downs as of recent, it still has a lot of fans and that is why they are making a movie, which is being compared to Batman Begins.
Video games and movies are two things that often do not go well together, especially on the video game to movie front. However, this one just seems very different in its approach, with the game studio Ubisoft being so involved in the process with 20th Century Fox.
Now hearing the Ubisoft Motion Pictures CEO, Jean-Julien Baronnet, it sounds like they could really bring us a really good Assassin’s Creed movie, which already has a fantastic cast attached to it. Michael Fassbender is not only set to star in the film, but also is playing a big part in the planning process of the movie according to Baronnet when speaking with French magazine Premiere, which has been provided by /Film.
“[Michael Fassbender] accepted very quickly. And it was the only actor which we thought was obvious. So we started with the actor, which is incongruous. Even more incongruous, he engaged us with nothing. There was no script, no studio or anything. We told him we were going to build the project together, we have a huge brand and we want to make a make a film with references to feature films like Batman Begins and Blade Runner. That is why we tend to. He was promised that he could work with the writers, we would associate it with all key creative choices.”
It is fantastic to hear just how involved Fassbender is with the project, while also comparing it to fantastic movies like Batman Begins and Blade Runner. Batman Begins is an especially interesting comparison, as it was also an existing property that aimed to do something different than what we’d seen so far on the big screen, which has some parallels to Assassin’s Creed.
Assassin’s Creed is scheduled to hit theaters next Christmas on December 21, 2016.