Hollywood hasn’t had much luck with video game adaptations. But you have to hand it to them for not giving up. One of their next ventures, Assassin’s Creed, could be the property they need to prove video games have worth in show business.
After all, with a cast consisting of Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, and Jeremy Irons and Brendan Gleeson as patriarchal figures, it’s off to a good start.
Still, movies are a visual medium, so let’s check out some new photos from the film, courtesy of Empire and Entertainment Weekly, and see how we feel.
At least it looks on point! Fassbender looks pretty badass in that first photo, I gotta admit. What’s with the alternating outfits, though? Here’s the synoposis for the film:
Callum Lynch, through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, is able to experience the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day.
Fassbender will play both Callum, a character invented for the movie, and Aguilar.
In speaking with EW, Fassbender reveals he only started playing the game after he got the role, but that he’s determined to get it right:
“I hadn’t played it before these guys approached me. I’ve played it since mainly to get an idea of the physicality of the character. We’re striving to find something special. We believe the whole concept around it is special and want to service that the best we can. The fans are really passionate: very specific and they expect accuracy and historical detail. We’re really trying to capitalize and feed on and enjoy the fun element. We’re working hard to make this something special.”
Based on everything here, I think this film has a lot of promise. Maybe Hollywood will finally get a video game right this time.
Assassin’s Creed, directed by Justin Kurzel and starring Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson, and Michael Kenneth Williams, is set to hit theaters on December 21, 2016.
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