Assassin’s Creed, which is based on a series of popular video games, will soon be headed to the big screen as the story has been adapted into a movie project that will begin filming in September 2015. Actor Michael Fassbender (Prometheus), who is believed to be playing the franchise’s central character of Desmond Miles, recently confirmed that the script for the upcoming film adaptation of the popular video game franchise is in development and shooting on the film will begin in September 2015. Details about the plot and overall film concept are being kept under wraps, but after so many delays in bringing the film project to fruition, fans of Assassin’s Creed undoubtedly will be thrilled to know the project finally has a start date as well as a release date, which is Dec. 21, 2016.
The central theme of the video game franchise revolves around the life of Desmond Miles, who is modern-day bartender descended from a bloodline of assassins, including those among the most influential Assassins from The Order. Desmond is abducted by a company called Abstergo Industries to explore the mind of his ancestor, notorious assassin Altaïr Ibn La’Ahad, in order to recover a sacred artifact. Abstergo Industries is run by the Templar Order and they want to extract Desmond’s DNA memory via a machine called the Animus. The Animus enables Desmond to directly channel the memories of his ancient kin. The company wants to gather this much-needed information from Desmond’s genetic memories to locate a powerful artifact called the Pieces of Eden.
It has been announced that the long-awaited Assassin’s Creed movie project will begin filming in September 2015. The film project has been in the works for four years and encountered many delays along the way. In addition to Fassbender, who has been attached to the film for 3 years now, recent casting news also has Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard (Rust and Bone) involved in an unspecified role. Much like Fassbender, Cotillard’s role is also shrouded in mystery at this point. However, there is already much speculation that she will be playing the Lucy character to Fassbender’s Desmond.
Another unique aspect to the much-delayed Assassin’s Creed film is that video game manufacturer Ubisoft has an unprecedented level of influence over the upcoming movie project, and is actually co-producing the film along with New Regency Enterprises. Now that the film production is moving forward, there is a proposed release date, and a full cast and crew is being assembled, Assassin’s Creed seems to be moving in the right direction. However, fans should still be cautious as evidenced by all the delays that have already occurred with the project. Yet, this is not something unique among high-profile video game films. Movies based on the Halo and BioShock video game franchises have also been in the works only to collapse, but perhaps now Assassin’s Creed can avoid that fate.
Information regarding the upcoming Assassin’s Creed movie project, which is set to begin filming in September 2015, is being kept under wraps. Even the details surrounding the casting of actors Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard are shrouded in mystery. However, it is believed that both actors will be playing pivotal roles in the film. Other known details include the fact the movie will be helmed by relative unknown Director Justin Kurzel (The Showtown Murders) and the revised screenplay is written by Adam Cooper, Will Collage, and Michael Lesslie.
Assassin’s Creed fans received encouraging news this week, as the much-delayed movie project, which is based on a popular video game franchise, will finally begin filming in September 2015 and is due for release in December 2016. Details about the plot and overall film concept are being kept under wraps, but after so many delays in bringing the film project to fruition, fans of Assassin’s Creed undoubtedly will be thrilled to know the project finally has a strong cast, start date, as well as a release date in place, which is Dec. 21, 2016. Hopefully, it will be smooth sailing from here for the Assassin’s Creed movie project and its fanbase.
By Leigh Haugh
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