Even more than Duncan Jones’ Warcraft I think, this year’s Assassin’s Creed film adaptation has the most promise of being the first Hollywood video game adaptation that’s actually good. With an actor like Michael Fassbender as the lead and director Justin Kurzel (Macbeth) at the helm, along with a unique premise that’s both original and similar to the story of the video game franchise, it sounds like the filmmakers have their sights set on a legitimately good adaptation here.
Although, I don’t think many filmmakers start out wanting to make a bad movie either.
A new image from the film has been released today as well, teasing the present day version of Fassbender’s Callum Lynch, inside of a prison cell before we can assume, he first comes into contact with the Animus software.
Check out the image below:
The artwork that Callum’s drawing is dark and tormented, for sure, although it’s hard to know for sure how any of it can factor into the story or overarching narrative. Is it too geeky of me to get excited about how gorgeous Adam Arkapaw’s cinematography here looks though? Because if we can expect some Macbeth-esque visuals in an Assassin’s Creed movie, then it’ll be worth the price of admission for that alone.
The film will follow Lynch during two different timelines, at first in the present day, and in the past, as he uses the Animus software to relive the life of one of his ancient Assassin ancestors, Aguilar, in 15th century Spain while learning new skills and knowledge to help him fight in the ongoing war against the Templar organization.
Fassbender was enough to convince me of this project’s validity, but with the additions of Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson, and Michael K. Williams, makes this look more like the cast of an Oscar contender, than a video game adaptation, which can only mean good things.
Assassin’s Creed will hit theatres on December 21st.
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