When the Assassin's Creed film was first announced, I was neither surprised nor excited. After all, it was only a matter of time until the immensely successful video game series - having sold over 91 million units to date - would get its own cinematic adventure, but that didn't mean it was any more likely to eschew the depressing trend of sub-par video game adaptations.
But, when genuine talents Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard signed on, I was suddenly filled with hope; a feeling cemented by the project's latest exciting casting. Greek-born French actress Ariane Labed, who blew away the harsh critics of Cannes with her stunning performance in The Lobster, is also due to star in the pseudo-historic drama!
The accomplished 31-year-old rarely fails to impress, winning the Best Actress award in Venice for her performance in Attenberg, as well as the Locarno Best Actress award for Alice’s Odyssey.
Who knows - with this kind of pedigree the Assassin's Creed movie could turn out to be the best video game adaptation ever! Production is set to begin in early fall for a December 21, 2016.