Video-games are one of the leading sectors in the entertainment market, yet the ability to adapt a game into a solid film, has been harder than one might expect. We will hopefully regain our trust with Duncan Jones' "Warcraft" which looks fantastic, adapted from the incredibly popular MMO series. But what about Ubisoft's "Assassin's Creed"? It's been rather quiet on that front. Is it still in development?
There were rumors circulating that Michael Fassbender, who was attached to the project as both the star and a producer, was no longer associated with it. Fassbender put that speculation to rest, when speaking with our friends over at IGN.
Fassbender stated, "I know, I love these rumors! It’s fantastic. People talk about it, and they’re hopefully interested. Nothing has changed, yeah. I’m still a part of Assassin’s Creed, and we’re working on the script as we speak. Actually, I’m going to go back and see the writers when I get back to Europe."
Some fans were a bit nervous when Fassbender admitted to never playing the game. Others don't see an issue with a world-class actor leading the project, as long as he becomes familiar with the material.
This notion was addressed by Fassbender directly, who stated, "You know, we absolutely want to respect the game," he said. "There's so much cool stuff in the game that we're actually spoiled for choice in terms of what we can use and what we can't, but we also want to bring new elements to it and perhaps our own version of things that already exist in the game. But we're definitely making a feature film, and we're approaching it as a feature film, as opposed to approaching it as a video game. But I love the world. I don't really play that many video games, but when I met up with the guys from Ubisoft and they started to explain this whole world and the idea of DNA memory -- you know, I think it's a very feasible scientific theory. I just thought, "This is so rich," and about the possibility of it being this cinematic experience. So I'm really excited about it, and we're working very hard to make sure that we've got the best and most exciting, original package."
Fassbender clearly respect the monumental love and popularity surrounding this huge franchise. Hopefully he will help this film do the content justice and we'll soon have two amazing games represented by cinema.
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