The delayed game to film adaptation "Assassin's Creed" will begin shooting this September, that is according to star and producer of the film Michael Fassbender (X-Men Days Of Future Past) who will be joined by his Macbeth co-star Marion Cotillard (Inception).
The upcoming video game movie was originally slated for a Summer 2015 release, Fassbender had this to say on the films delayed production:
You say its 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."
A lot of the mystery surrounding the film is about which character from the "Assassin's Creed" universe Fassbender will be playing. A lot of fans speculated that he will be playing Desmond, the character in modern times who transports back to different time periods and locations through the Animus, a futuristic contraption that taps into your ancestors memories. Fassbender said the following about the rumor:
“You don't know that. Don't listen to what they tell you; that's the first rule."
The film has yet to have any plot details publicly released so we still don't know whether or not we will be taken to Israel, Italy, America, France or a completely new location for the film.
"There are so many elements to it, so trying to translate that to an audience, you have to pick key things," he said. "So yes, that is part of it, getting through the density of it and paring down and engaging a simple story."
"Assassin's Creed" is now slated for a December 21st 2016 release but don't be surprised if the film's date is moved as that is only one week after "STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE" hits theaters. The film is set to be directed by Justin Kurzel who has just worked with both Fassbender and Cotillard on "Macbeth".
Other than Duncan Jones' "Warcraft", "Assassin's Creed" is my most anticipated video game movie in the next few years because of the talent involved and because the games' lore is definitely a good basis for a film.
Video game movies have had a bad history, none of them being really any good at all. But with such pure talent and effort being put into films like "Assassin's Creed" and "Warcraft", I think we could see a change.
Whilst we won't be getting a live action film for another year and a half, fans still have the next game to look forward to which hits shelves later this year; Assassin's Creed Victory will take place in Victorian London.
Are you guys excited for "Assassin's Creed" or have the delays ruined your anticipation? Let me know in the comments below!