Assassin’s creed: Based on the highly popular video game series of the same name, “Assassin’s Creed” has been a passion project for actor Michael Fassbender (X-men Apocalypse, Prometheus) , working for many years to bring this adaptation to the big screen. Coming this December on the 21st, 20th Century Fox is releasing the long gestating game-to-screen adaptation of “Assassin’s Creed.” Michael Fassbender stars in the film as Callum Lynch who, through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, is able to experience the adventures of his ancestor Aguilar in 15th Century Spain.
Assassin’s creed Movie info
Release date: December 21, 2016 (USA)
Director: Justin Kurzel
Producer: Michael Fassbender
Adapted from: Assassin’s Creed
Production companies: Ubisoft Motion Pictures, MoreRegency Enterprises and More
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson, Charlotte Rampling, Michael K. Williams
Music by: Jed Kurzel
Cinematography: Adam Arkapaw
Edited by: Christopher Tellefsen
Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day. Marion Cotillard, Michael K. Williams, Jeremy Irons and Brendan Gleeson also star. Directed by Justin Kurzel (Macbeth, The Snowtown Murders).
Video game movies have always been a toss-up; usually ending up on snake eyes rather than striking it rich. The fact that Fassbender has made this a passion project bodes well for the film as people who truly dedicate themselves to their films; have a tendency to put forth the heart and effort to make sure it comes out right (Deadpool for example). The unique dichotomy of science fiction technology and medieval setting make for a very interesting story that should look more epic and compelling than it actually is…however…something still feels like it’s missing from this film: hype…among other things. This film feels like it should look and feel grander than what were actually seeing. Maybe it’s because people are still weary of video game adaption films, or maybe it’s because the trailers make this film look strikingly similar to “Hitman” and “Source Code”; both in terms of style and story departments (and the fact Hitman was also a failed game adaption movie). Maybe this adaptation (much like xXx: 3) came too little too late to really garner enough interest to make people want to go see either of these films. There’s a lot of rich history in this game series so I have no doubt there’s definitely enough story material to garner multiple sequels should the first film succeed in becoming a hit. However, the game’s plot is also rather complex and if not enough people give it the time and attention to give the whole concept a genuine try; then all the sequel story material in the world won’t help them.