So it seems as if Ubisoft and 20th Century FOX's Assassin's Creed movie finally has a concrete release date! Happy days.
The movie is slated to hit cinemas come 21st December 2016, which is a week after the Star Wars spin-off movie! I sense a disturbance in the box-office approaching.
Michael Fassbender is still attached as the star or villain or passer-by and Australian director Justin Kurzel, better known for the indie hit The Snowtown Murders, and had previously directed Fassbender in Macbeth, is also still attached to direct.
The movie was due to release this August, but was pushed even deeper into the future after having gone through "multiple script rewrites" and "grappling with production issues."
While not much is known about the Creed feature, a brief synopsis is floating out there on the infinite web. And it reads like this...
A bartender is captured by a large corporation and is forced into a machine, named "The Animus", allowing him to relive the memories of his ancestors - Most of whom are Assassins - to retrieve powerful and dangerous artifacts.
Sounds... pretty much like an Assassin's Creed feature film to me! But when will the action be set? If the movie is going to be gently caressing the video game franchise's epic back story into the movie, which iconic location will provide the backdrop for Fassbender to backflip off and backstab villainous Cardinals? Don't mind me as I ponder...
Assassin's Creed: Where Will It Be Set?
Assassin's Creed I - Third Crusade Holy Land
Will the movie take us to ancient Syria to indulge in the adventures of Altaïr ibn-La'Ahad?
Assassin's Creed II to Revelations - Italy (Renaissance)
Or how about the beautiful facades of 15th Century Italy seen through the exploits of Ezio Auditore da Firenze?
Assassin's Creed III, IV & Rogue - North America & Caribbean (Colonial Era)
Could we be heading to America during her own revolutionary period? And watch as Fassbender helps take down the evil Colonial Templars? Or to the high seas of the Caribbean ?
Assassin's Creed Unity - France (French Revolution)
Or to the gritty streets of 1789 Paris, on the eve of the French Revolution?
The possibilities are rather endless. It'll be intriguing to see how this movie pans out and even if fans of the historical parkour-em-up want to see the same story, they've ingested so diligently, recreated on the silver screen. But more pressingly, I wonder if Ubisoft and FOX are planning to release a Creed movie every year?