Assassin’s Creed – What We Know So Far

Assassin’s Creed: What We Know So Far

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Video games have come a long way when it comes to narrative. With more hours of gameplay than many TV series, never mind movies, this means that there’s a lot of story to adapt when the movie studios come looking for new movies to make. Assassin’s Creed has been an incredibly popular game series since it debuted in 2007. Now it’s being turned into a feature film, with hopes of turning it into a franchise as big as the games themselves.

While the movie looks to be taking the basic premise of the Ubisoft video game’s structure, there will be many differences as well. Take a look at the trailer so you can get a taste of what you’re in for.

There’s a lot we still don’t know about the Assassin’s Creed movie, but here’s a breakdown of the structure of the game, as well as that of the movie.

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What Is The Assassin’s Creed Release Date?
Assassin’s Creed is scheduled for a North American Release on Dec 21, 2016. December is usually the home of the award-worthy films, which would put Assassin’s Creed in a class by itself. However, with the return of a certain major franchise, the assassins may have their work cut out for them. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is hitting theaters the weekend prior, and if Star Wars: The Force Awakens is any indication, Rogue One could have some serious staying power.

What Is The Assassin’s Creed Rating?
Assassin’s Creed is currently unrated, but we anticipate a PG-13 rating when it is finally released. The film will fall squarely into the modern action genre, and as such, it is likely to have a rating similar to other movies of its type. All of the Assassin’s Creed games have received M ratings, which is closer to that of an R for the MPAA, however, the M rating does not restrict game sales the way an R rating can do for movie tickets. It’s possible, however, that the film could go for an R rating as other game-to-film series have done (Resident Evil).

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What Is Assassin’s Creed About?
While a great deal of Assassin’s Creed is still clouded in mystery, the first trailer gives us the story’s basic premise. Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) is dead. At least, that’s what the rest of the world believes. He recently faced execution, but rather than being killed, his death was faked and he’s now being held by a company called Abstergo. They claim to be working toward the future of mankind, but as their methods are somewhat questionable, their motives are as well. Abstergo has perfected a technology that will allow Callum to experience the memories of one of his own ancestors. Abstergo needs him to do this in order to obtain information that the ancestor had, but has since been lost.

A large portion of Assassin’s Creed will take place during the Spanish Inquisition. Here, Michael Fassbender will portray, Aguilar, a member of an ancient order of assassins involved in a feud with the Knights Templar. Exactly how the Spanish Inquisition will fit into the modern day story is still unclear.

 

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The Game  – How it differs from the movie

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Macbeth 2015

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Michael Fassbender as MacBeth

Macbeth (2015)

A  duke of Scotland, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself.

Director: Justin KurzelWriters: Jacob Koskoff (screenplay), Michael Lesslie (screenplay), 2 more credits »

Stars: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Elizabeth Debicki |

Source: Macbeth (2015) – IMDb

 

Slow West (2015)

Slow West 2015

‘Set in late 19th Century Colorado and centering on a young man’s epic search for the love of his life. The exceptional cast includes Michael Fassbender as Silas Selleck, a mysterious and inscrutable stranger acting as the paid protector to sixteen-year-old Scottish aristocrat Jay Cavendish (Kodi Smit-McPhee), who is on a reckless journey through the American Wild West. Ben Mendelsohn crosses their paths as Payne, the leader of an intimidating posse of outlaws on their journey to find Rose Ross (newcomer Caren Pistorius) the humble farmer’s daughter who fled from Jay’s life.

Slow West (2015) – IMDb

Screenwriter: John Maclean

Starring: Michael Fassbender, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Ben Mendelsohn

Genre: Thriller, Action, Western

 

Release US May 15, 2015
Release UK June 26, 2015

 

 

 

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