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Michael Fassbender provides update on the progress of Assassin's Creed

08.08.2014
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Michael Fassbender, star and producer of the upcoming ASSASSIN'S CREED movie recently provided some insight into the progress he’s making on the film. The last we heard about the anticipated adaptation was back in April when Justin Kurzel, who Fassbender has collaborated with previously on MACBETH, was attached to direct. Fassbender now touches on the rumors that he left the project and how he wants to honor the game.

Talking with IGN about the said rumors:

"I know, I love these rumors!" he exclaimed. "It's fantastic. People talk about it, and they're hopefully interested. Nothing has changed, yeah. I'm still a part of Assassin's Creed, and we're working on the script as we speak. Actually, I'm going to go back and see the writers when I get back to Europe."

When asked about remaining faithful to the game and how much original story will be brought in he said:

"You know, we absolutely want to respect the game,there's so much cool stuff in the game that we're actually spoiled for choice in terms of what we can use and what we can't, but we also want to bring new elements to it and perhaps our own version of things that already exist in the game. But we're definitely making a feature film, and we're approaching it as a feature film, as opposed to approaching it as a video game. But I love the world. I don't really play that many video games, but when I met up with the guys from Ubisoft and they started to explain this whole world and the idea of DNA memory -- you know, I think it's a very feasible scientific theory. I just thought, "This is so rich," and about the possibility of it being this cinematic experience. So I'm really excited about it, and we're working very hard to make sure that we've got the best and most exciting, original package."

He was also asked about Kurzel and what he would bring to the project, Fassbender said:

"I just think that there's one thing Justin should be doing, and that's directing. I know that from working with him on Macbeth. He's just fantastic in terms of his vision. Adam, the DP that he works with, is amazing. They've got a great shorthand -- that's essential. He's fantastic with actors and each department. He's a real heavyweight."

It sounds like he's passionate about this which is good; it's been a long time coming. The writers are at work and he seems genuine and honest enough when he talks about how they are approaching the material; it’s for a feature film and not a video game. You would be hard pressed to find a single video game adaptation that the majority of fans from the game enjoyed. You can’t please everyone, but that’s why it’s a good thing we have different mediums, so pick your poison.

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Source: IGN

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7:21PM on 08/09/2014
while I would love to see Altair I ultimately think Ezio would prove more interesting. They could, of course, hav three strands of a story which eventually converge. Desmond as the setting for the story, Altair as the origin, Ezio as the main protagonist. Either way I can predict a complicated storyline and thrilling action sequences. I hope they get the right crew to pull it off.
incidentally, wasn't Michael Fassbender pursuing a Brian Boru movie? What ever happened to that?
while I would love to see Altair I ultimately think Ezio would prove more interesting. They could, of course, hav three strands of a story which eventually converge. Desmond as the setting for the story, Altair as the origin, Ezio as the main protagonist. Either way I can predict a complicated storyline and thrilling action sequences. I hope they get the right crew to pull it off.
incidentally, wasn't Michael Fassbender pursuing a Brian Boru movie? What ever happened to that?
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1:33PM on 08/09/2014
Normally i would b*tch and groan (given the reputation of video game to movie adaptations) but with Michael Fassbender on board, I could (cautiously) back this.
Normally i would b*tch and groan (given the reputation of video game to movie adaptations) but with Michael Fassbender on board, I could (cautiously) back this.
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2:23AM on 08/09/2014
Couldn't ask for a better actor to be attached. With his skill in accents and the like, there'll be a seemless flow between the present character and whatever age they choose for the assassin ancestor.
Couldn't ask for a better actor to be attached. With his skill in accents and the like, there'll be a seemless flow between the present character and whatever age they choose for the assassin ancestor.
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1:40AM on 08/09/2014

Can't wait...

This movie has the potential to be amazing. It sounds like everyone involved is taking it seriously as well. Can't wait to see what they come up with, hopefully its good!
This movie has the potential to be amazing. It sounds like everyone involved is taking it seriously as well. Can't wait to see what they come up with, hopefully its good!
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12:03AM on 08/09/2014
I'm actually quite curious regarding this project. I haven't played the games (though they look like a lot of fun), but, at this time, with video-game adaptations still a bit of a gamble, and with Michael Fassbender riding a career high, the fact he's virtually the only part of this project that's for sure seems kind of surreal. I think it's cool that he's this passionate about a video-game adaptation, but one would think that having his name attached would be enough to have this one coming a
I'm actually quite curious regarding this project. I haven't played the games (though they look like a lot of fun), but, at this time, with video-game adaptations still a bit of a gamble, and with Michael Fassbender riding a career high, the fact he's virtually the only part of this project that's for sure seems kind of surreal. I think it's cool that he's this passionate about a video-game adaptation, but one would think that having his name attached would be enough to have this one coming a year ago.
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11:08PM on 08/08/2014
My prediction, which may be completely incorrect, is that the next big wave following comic book movies will be video game adaptations.
My prediction, which may be completely incorrect, is that the next big wave following comic book movies will be video game adaptations.
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9:43PM on 08/08/2014
My introduction to the AC world was through AC2....and I was already hooked...well before that ending! I've bought all the games since but funnily enough never went back to check out the first installment so don't have a complete understanding of how it started (I've got no excuse really since the game is included in one of the sequels but I just haven't had the motivation to go backwards in the series). I kinda hope the movie will just jump in to the world using elements from the second
My introduction to the AC world was through AC2....and I was already hooked...well before that ending! I've bought all the games since but funnily enough never went back to check out the first installment so don't have a complete understanding of how it started (I've got no excuse really since the game is included in one of the sequels but I just haven't had the motivation to go backwards in the series). I kinda hope the movie will just jump in to the world using elements from the second game...but...either way...I really can't wait for this.
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8:35PM on 08/08/2014
Can't wait. He's going to crush it (like he does with everything else he does).
Can't wait. He's going to crush it (like he does with everything else he does).
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