We have been expecting the Assassin's Creed movie for quite some time now. In fact, to be honest, the movie has been in development since 2011. However, while we were almost on the verge of forgetting about it entirely, it seems like things have finally started to pick up, and we are expecting the movie as early as 2016.
One of the major things about the movie is that it will not be based on the titles in the series. As revealed, Michael Fassbender (X-Men: Days of Future Past) will take on the role of Callum Lynch, a character who exists in the present day. His ancestor is Aguilar, who is an assassin from 15th Century Spain.
As far as the basic premise of the movie is concerned, Lynch will relive Aguilar's memories to obtain the knowledge and skills required to become an assassin. His goal is to take on the Templars, which is in tune with the video game series.
Honestly, it's a good decision by both 20th Century Fox and Ubisoft not to retain the theme of the game. That way, fans won't try comparing both and will treat the movie as a different entity. And after all, it is not really possible to bring the game to life via the movie – and anyway, none of us will be satisfied.
As you may expect, the movie will keep shifting from one time period to the other where Lynch will acquire Aguilar's knowledge to fight the Templars. But even though the shift will keep happening throughout the movie, expect all the major fight sequences to take place in a historic time period.
Speaking about the historic time period, most of it will be shot in Spain with a 15th Century backdrop, although the battle against the Templars is clearly stated to take place in the present day.
Justin Kurzel will direct the Assassin's Creed movie, and although the guy doesn't have much to show, he is known to direct Snowtown back in 2011, which won the AACTA award for Best Direction, as well as several other awards. Apart from that, he's also directing the upcoming Macbeth, which also stars Michael Fassbender.
The movie will also feature a solid cinematographer in Adam Arkapaw. This is the same guy who worked on HBO's hit TV series True Detective, so that says a great deal about him, as the series also showed some impressive cinematography aspects.
As of now, the movie is set to hit theatres on 21, December, 2016, although we are still waiting for the first official promo.
Stay tuned for more updates!
[Source: Prima Games]