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