Since the newest Moviepilot contest calls for us to create our own three film cinematic universe, and with an [Assassin's Creed](tag:437814) movie set for 2016, I couldn't think of any franchise better suited for the task. I love the Assassin's Creed games, and with movies being made from the franchise, I would love to see them expanded into something more elaborate. The real task is coming up with only three! So without further ado, let's take a look at my ACCU (Assassin's Creed cinematic universe).
Assassin's Creed: The Origin of the Order
Being the first movie of the franchise, I thought it should follow the first game. Not only would this movie reveal the escapades of the oldest known Assassin (that Desmond is related to), but explain why and how the order was founded. Complete with the search for ancient relics, an accurate history of the Crusades, and the reveal of why Altair wanted to be an Assassin, this movie would be a fitting start to the franchise. Of course we wouldn't be seeing much of Desmond Miles, but at the end of the movie, I picture him coming out of the Animus, and setting up for the sequel.
Assassin's Creed: The History of Desmond
This movie would be an interesting part prequel, part sequel. It would start out with Desmond as a child, and go through his father trying to train him to be an Assassin. The movie would make clear that Desmond has no interest in living like his father, and there would be strong internal conflict throughout the film. Then of course we watch Desmond grow up, become a bartender, and get kidnapped by Abstergo. After we see Desmond get kidnapped, we cut to him coming out of the Animus, just finishing up exploring the events we saw in the first movie, and his fellow Assassin (or so it would seem) Lucy breaks him out. The movie ends with Desmond and Lucy driving away from Abstergo, and begins the start of an impending war with the company.
Assassin's Creed: The Evolution of Ezio
In this movie, we would explore the adventures of Ezio's life (which took three games, so maybe just the highlights of his life), and Desmond's rise into a modern Assassin. We would go through all the ups and downs of fighting Abstergo, gathering all of the artifacts, having to run and hide from Abstego, Desmond having to kill Lucy because she's a traitor, and the impending end of the world (and hopefully skipping over Desmond being trapped in the Animus, that whole thing was stupid). Yeah, that's a long list. This movie I believe would not be able to be the last, but instead the end of Phase 1. There are still many adventures to explore after the shocking events in this movie, but that's to explore another time. Until then, I hope you enjoyed my contest entry!
Just for giggles, let's make a real quick fan cast for who could play these characters in a movie.
Desmond Miles - Charlie Cox
Altair Ibn-La'Ahad - Oscar Isaac
Ezio Auditore Da Firenze - Wentworth Miller
Lucy Stillman - Kristen Bell
Dr. Warren Vidic - Donald Sutherland
William Miles - Liam Neeson
Shaun Hastings - Paul Bettany
Rebecca Crane - Zooey Deschanel
Subject 16 (cameo or otherwise) - Ryan Reynolds
What did you think? Did you like my movie ideas/fan cast? Let me know in the comments!