Yesterday we got our first look at Michael Fassbender in the upcoming live-action [Assassin's Creed](tag:437814) movie. Gotta say it looks bloody awesome. This film was off my radar for a while, but this picture has now gotten me interested again. Being an Assassin's Creed diehard fan, there are somethings from the video games that I feel should be incorporated into the film. This is not gonna be a list about wanting an "interesting story", or a "likable character". That pretty much goes without saying. These are specifics I feel this movie needs.
The gameplay feature that the series is most well known for is its parkour system. Climbing up buildings, moving around ledges, and running then jumping off rooftops are all fun features that are interesting to explore and helps with assassinations. Seeing Fassbender doing some hardcore parkour will definitely satisfy fans of the game, and keep things fast, tense, and exciting.
Stealthy/Non stealthy kills
They aren't called assassins for nothing. They're purpose is to kill whoever they deem evil. And they have a large arsenal of weapons at their disposal like swords, throwing knives, and the most prominent and iconic being the hidden blade. Whether it's him being subtle and quick and striking from the rooftop, or taking out large groups of enemies out at once, raking up kills is an element we need.
This game on the outside, has a simple premise: "Assassin's kill bad people." Hell that's what I thought going into this series. But little did I know that it was going to take a random left turn and deal with a whole new take, dealing with gods and the first civilization to inhabit the earth, and artifacts like the Apple of Eden that can grant large amount of power and can control people's mind. This is a pivotal plot line in the whole series and can't be ignored.
Connection to video game characters
It has recently been confirmed that this movie will exist in the same universe with the other games. It takes place in the 15th century in Spain, which is also an era the most well loved assassin, Ezio Auditore lived in. This would be a perfect opportunity for a cameo, or even a reference to his existence or another past assassin, Altair Ibn-La'Ahad. If done right this could open doors to more story arcs and crossovers between the games and movies, if this movie is successful and turns into a larger string of movies that is.
Leap of faith
Might seem like a cop out for my last point, but come on. These are badass as hell and no matter how unrealistic they look, it's something we do in every game and would look amazing in a live-action setting.
Thanks for reading my article hope you enjoyed it. What elements from the game do you wish to see in the movie? Are there any from this list you feel wouldn't work? Let me know in the comments below. Assassin's Creed opens December 21st, 2016.