Please be good. Please be good. Please be good. Can video-game movie adaptations finally be a thing already!
For those who don’t follow the game, Assassin’s Creed is the story of one man exploring his past. Using a new technology known as the Animus, Michael Fassbender is able to travel into the minds of his past ancestors and experience what they had experienced. Lucky for Fassbender, all of his relatives are Assassins. This start an adventure connecting the present with the past and more mind-melting things occur.
Starring Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs), Marion Catillard (Macbeth), Ariane Labed (The Lobster), Jeremey Irons (Batman V Superman). Directed by the director of Macbeth, Justin Kurzel and written by Bill Collage and Adam Cooper who have written screenplays for Exodus: Gods and Kings and Allegiant.
We’ve already discussed in the past the possible implications that may occur is this film is proven to be good and critically acclaimed by both critics and audiences. We may see a new era of good video-game adaptations. Perhaps even taking on the movie-giant of the comic-book adaptations. Alongside with Warcraft, Assassin’s Creed my be the catalyst that starts it all.
After seeing this trailer, I’m hyped. It looks incredibly close to the actual video-game feel with some iconic scenes being ripped straight from the video-game. It’s great to see two top performing actors in the form of Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard putting their efforts into a franchise like this. However I’m nervous to see how Ariane Labed performs only seeing her in The Lobster. Also, the writing team doesn’t seem particularly strong. But then knowing Jeremy Irons is involved brings me straight back on board. I reiterate: please be good!
Assassin’s Creed is set for release in the UK on 30th December 2016.
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