Film adaptation of the popular Assassin’s Creed game series has been trying to hit the big screen for nearly 5 years at this point. Even though having Michael Fassbender on the cast is already an achievement, the news on the project has been suspiciously scarce. However, according to the man himself, there is a good reason behind that.
Why is it taking so long?
Actually, this question might not be valid at all, thinks the star.
“You say it’s a long time, but what I’ve found – it’s all new to me, but starting to develop scripts and work on them, they take time. It just takes time to get a good story together and we really want to do it right. It’s exciting. It’s going to start this year, we’ll be filming in September.”
It appears that what we might consider a delay could be a work-in-progress for someone else. This could ultimately be a good thing for Assassin’s Creed. If one were to think back on how other movies based on video games have performed in the past, a slow but sure approach is definitely better than rushed filming that aims for fast cash.
What is it about?
The story of the game itself revolves around a modern-day bartender Desmond Miles. As the plot progresses, it turns out that Miles has key intel stored in his very genes, being a descendant of a long-standing line of ancient assassins. Thanks to a special machine called Animus, Miles is able to relive the memories in his genetic code as if he were the murderer-for-hire himself. The story complicates further when Abstergo Industries, creators of Animus, try to use this information to locate a powerful item – the Pieces of Eden.
It’s curious to note that Fassbender was very tight-lipped when it came to discussions about how, exactly, would this story be adapted to the big screen. He has only noted that it’s certainly a challenge to piece together a 2-hour story from a plot this dense.
Another welcome piece of news about Assassin’s Creed has been a confirmed casting of Marion Cotillard. It’s positively amusing how this film will become a sort of reunion for the director Justin Kurzel, Fassbender, and Cotillard, as the three of them have also worked on the recently released rendition of Macbeth.
Assassin’s Creed is currently in post-production and is scheduled to hit the theaters on December 21st 2016. Will you be watching? Tell us in the comments below!