From video game to film, Assassin's Creed is insanely popular among gamers everywhere. While most video-game-to-film adaptions tend to disappoint fans, it seems that Assassin's Creed is expected to blow expectations.
The very talented (and at 41, still young) Justin Kurzel is set to direct a star-studded cast that includes Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson, as well as the superb Michael Fassbender.
Fassbender admits he's found himself drawing inspiration from The Matrix:
“I’ve always thought about The Matrix when we’ve approached this. This idea of DNA memory elevates it from a basic fantasy genre [piece], because you have something an audience can actually believe in. Then the journey becomes so much more elevated, because you’re on board in a different way.”
Fassbender also clues us in on the "old school" stunts that require very little use of green screens.
“We have stunt guys jumping across buildings in (Maltese capital) Valletta. We’ve got (stuntman) Damien Walters doing a 120-foot leap of faith, without any rope, into a bag, so it’s pretty incredible to see.”
In the movie, Fassbender's character Lynch will unearth his blood ties to a secretive society of assassins. He is then persuaded to relive the adventures of his ancestor Aguilar in 15th-century Spain. With the help of technology, he becomes stronger and smarter as he takes on the ancient Knights Templar organization of present day.
“We’re not trying to make it too crazy violent, although obviously there is an element of that, but what is really cool is that our action sequences are on real sets and real locations.”
Assassin's Creed was filmed on location in London, Spain, and Malta. Be sure to catch this film in theaters starting December 21, 2016.