Assassin's Creed Movie  Tagged Articles RSS Feed | Assassin's Creed Movie  RSS Feed on en Launch Media Network New Assassin's Creed Trailer Reveals More Plot for Divergent Movie Adaptation Tue, 18 Oct 2016 07:26:33 -0400 Lydia M

Another trailer for Assassin's Creed was released today, and it shows us more of the plot line for the movie rendition of the long-running AC game series -- along with a preview of the cast that will be joining Michael Fassbender. 

In this film adaptation, Fassbender won't be portraying Desmond Miles nor Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad. As we've already seen, the movie rendition of Assassin's Creed will not reflect the same plotline of its Ubisoft namesake.

In the movie version, Callum Lynch (Fassbender) is imprisoned, then rescued from his execution by Abstergo Industries. He is then forced to become a member of the Animus Project to relive the experiences of his ancestor, Aguilar de Nerha, during the age of the Spanish Inquisition. 

During the film's pre-production in 2014, Fassbender made the following comment about the decision to use a different protagonist and storyline:

"You know, we absolutely want to respect the game...but we also want to bring new elements to it and perhaps our own version of things that already exist in the game. "

The teaser (which you can watch above) showcases a wider look at the 'prison' portrayal of the members of Abstergo Industries, along with how Fassbender's character reacts to the knowledge of his ancestry and how Abstergo plans to utilize it.

Assassin's Creed will be released in theaters December 21st, and will also star Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson, and Michael K. Williams.

Assassin's Creed movie one step closer to the real Animus experience with VR announcement Tue, 15 Mar 2016 04:18:05 -0400 Chrisator

Ubisoft has announced today that the Assassin's Creed movie, scheduled for release this December, also has a Virtual Reality sister (or cousin - it isn't quite clear yet).

This will come as quite a nice bit of news for the veteran Assassin's Creed players, who have long dreamt of a real Animus experience. While we are likely still a long way from that dream becoming a reality, this is certainly a step in the right direction.

The VR experience is said to be shot alongside the film, but it's "not a game" according to Matthew Lewis, the president and director of VR at Practical Magic VR.

This is certainly a step up from the Jack the Ripper DLC trailer, which had a 360° VR capable video.

The movie, starring Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, and Jeremy Irons, is set to debut on December 21st in the U.S. But the pre-order package (which doesn't include the VR experience yet) is already being sold on the Ubisoft website.

Some of the other features that come with the varying packages are: a collector's watch, McFarlane Toys Aguilar Hidden Blade, and (for a whooping $1,200) a limited edition Spanish Crossbow prop replica of the one used in the movie. 

Live action "Witcher" film coming 2017, are we headed for a video game movie renaissance? Fri, 06 Nov 2015 08:46:23 -0500 John Adamczyk

For decades now, it seems that movies based off video games have been doomed to obscurity at best, or are commercial and critical flops at worst.

However, as video games and the stories behind them have become increasingly integrated into our culture, the past stigma that seems to have been associated with the idea of a "video game movie" is slowly dissipating. More video game movies than ever are on the horizon - and they seem much more promising than those of yesteryear.

The announcement made by Platige Films, that a movie based on The Witcher, is coming to theaters worldwide in 2017, is a crowning example. 

The company responsible for The Mummy (and a personal favorite film, Rat Race) has partnered with Platige Films, who have really proven themselves this year with their involvement in the cinematics of The Witcher series, most notably as of late, "The Trail."

With The Witcher finally getting a movie, it seems we might be entering a sort of game-movie revolution, a do-over from the old days of universally panned game films. And yes, The Witcher might have started as a hit Polish fantasy series, (and even had a critically panned movie made after it in 2001, six years before the release of the first Witcher game) but the thing that earned it worldwide attention was, without a doubt, the video game series, and when this movie comes to theaters in 2017, chances are the people who are going to see it (myself included), are out there because they loved the games.

But let's look at the big picture, shall we? 

We've got the Warcraft movie coming in 2016, along with Assassin's Creed, and there's even a Five Nights at Freddy's film in the works (and say what you will about the games, it's a brilliant and terrifying idea for a movie). 

And now? We've got The Witcher coming in 2017. 

Compare these huge-budget titles to some of the game movies of yesteryear, like Resident Evil or, god forbid, the fever dream that was the Super Mario Bros Movie.  

It seems clear that, with the growing popularity of the video game industry, combined with an upswing in the kinds of directors and producers willing to take up the mantle of making a legitimately good video game film, that the announcement of a Witcher film is yet another sign that we've stepped out of the age of the critically-panned video game film and into the realm of taking the stories and worlds that gamers know and love and translating them into something everyone will find worth watching.

Or at least, let's hope. 

First image of Michael Fassbender in Assassin's Creed Movie Thu, 27 Aug 2015 09:18:49 -0400 Samantha Wright

The Assassin's Creed movie has been shrouded in mystery. Fans have learned of Michael Fassbender as the lead and that the movie will not follow any of the games, but not much else. Not anymore:

Today a picture of Michael Fassbender posing as Callum Lynch, the main character for the movie, was released during a Yahoo exclusive.  

Callum Lynch does not fit into the rest of the Assassin's Creed universe; he was created specifically for the movie, but Fassbender looks like he'll make a great Assassin anyways: two hidden blades and a perfectly shrouded figure. Frankly, he looks good in robes.

Lynch discovers his ancestry through the same technology Desmond Miles does and decides to fight the Templars in real life as well. He lives through the memories of his ancestor Aguilar in 15th Century Spain.

Other set cast members includes Marion Cotillard, Michael Kenneth Williams, and Ariane Labed. The filming starts on Monday in Malta, London, and Spain.

The movie is set to release December 21, 2016.