Why Assassin’s Creed Movie Will Break History of Video Game
Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain.
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.
According to Metro this is the first trailer from the film and as you can see it looks impressively similar to the game. The assassin even appears to be doing the iconic drop from a tall building into a hay cart at the end. No doubt after having just updated his map and complaining about all the graphical glitches.
The character Michael Fassbender is playing is not Desmond from the game, although the basic idea of being forced to explore his genetic memories by an evil corporation is the same. The setting of 15th century Spain during the Inquisition has never been used in any of the games, but again looks similar to many of them.
Anticipated Failure or Huge Success?
Movies based on video games most of the time ends on failure and boring monotonic action not even close to the original game script, 8 out 10 end. The key to making better video game movies is to involve the creators.
“I think the way to do video game movies is, number one, have filmmakers that are passionate about them and know them; they’re fans, they’re not just looking at it as a job. And also have developers and publishers involved.” Those were the words of Ubisoft’s Azaizi Aymar when asked about the future of the movie franchise.
Ubisoft has established an internal film division, Ubisoft Motion Pictures, to develop films alongside Hollywood production companies. Ubisoft was apparently quite involved in the production of Assassin’s Creed to ensure it was staying true to the game franchise.
All efforts are being done to avoid big failures as happened to Hitman movie recently (was super excited to watch it and then had regrets for time lost).
Assassin’s Creed opens on December 21, a week after Star Wars spinoffRogue One comes out. Fox reportedly has plans for two sequels. “It’s not a one-off,” producer Pat Crowley recently said. “Everybody expects that this movie will continue.”
Originally published at www.bigmegacode.com/assassins-creed-movie-will-break-history-of-video-game on May 18, 2016.