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Rumor: Will Safe House's Daniel Espinosa be the one to direct the Assassin's Creed movie?

01.22.2014

Michael Fassbender was definitely a good score for the ASSASSIN’S CREED movie, but what about a director?

According to Twitchfilm.com, Fox wants SAFE HOUSE’S Daniel Espinosa as helmer on the video game adaptation. Those who haven’t checked out Espinosa’s EASY CASH will get their first real look at the director’s work with the ROBOCOP remake.

The story centers on “a man who learns his ancestors were trained assassins after he is kidnapped by a secret org with ties to the Knights Templar and sent back in time to retrieve historical artifacts.” The game first debuted in 2007 and is still going strong.

Back in October, Fassbender confessed why he was drawn to the project:

I’d heard of it but had never played the game. I don’t have a video game player … that’s not what they’re called. [Laughs] I met up with the guys from Ubisoft and they told me the story behind it, and I thought it was very interesting—the idea of reliving memories.

”Video game player.” Sounds like something your grandparents would say. ”Where do you get those internet CDs?” I’m cracking up over here. I amuse myself, folks.

So what do you think about Espinosa taking on the game series adaptation?

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9:25AM on 01/23/2014

Hmmmm...

He's competent if not inspired, still he'll have an awesome leading man and great material to work with, also Ubisoft is eager to start up there film division in a good way. I'm still down if not super excited by this addition. BTW Espinosa didn't direct the new Robocop; don't be scared of IMDB when your posting stuff.
He's competent if not inspired, still he'll have an awesome leading man and great material to work with, also Ubisoft is eager to start up there film division in a good way. I'm still down if not super excited by this addition. BTW Espinosa didn't direct the new Robocop; don't be scared of IMDB when your posting stuff.
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6:30AM on 01/23/2014
I enjoyed Safe House...but you can't really use that kind of movie to picture how well the director would do at something like AC. Oh feck it, outside of Bay, Woo and Whedon, I don't really recognize director traits from one movie to another...so I'll stop pretending I'll know if this will work or not. That said, in AC, you have a great concept that I so hope is executed on the big screen very well. I've said it before, Ubisoft have been inspired by the total control Marvel have over their
I enjoyed Safe House...but you can't really use that kind of movie to picture how well the director would do at something like AC. Oh feck it, outside of Bay, Woo and Whedon, I don't really recognize director traits from one movie to another...so I'll stop pretending I'll know if this will work or not. That said, in AC, you have a great concept that I so hope is executed on the big screen very well. I've said it before, Ubisoft have been inspired by the total control Marvel have over their cinematic universe...and have decided to follow suit. You already see this in their decision to bring Fassbender on board. I have high hopes for this movie - just look at the care and dedication they put in to the epic trailers for the AC games. One thing I am pretty confident on, whilst I don't know how good the story will play out in live action form, the movie will look brilliant and will have a badass epic trailer.
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1:27AM on 01/23/2014

Safe House wasn't bad, but it sure wasn't anything more than decent.

And Assassin's Creed deserves a director who is more than "decent." Especially with Michael freaking Fassbender starring.
And Assassin's Creed deserves a director who is more than "decent." Especially with Michael freaking Fassbender starring.
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7:14AM on 01/23/2014
Well, from what I read, his other movie, Easy Money, is a much better picture. My guess is that Safe House is an example of a foreign director being adopted by Hollywood but not given the proper resources to succeed. He probably had many studio executives' hands interfering with this film.
Well, from what I read, his other movie, Easy Money, is a much better picture. My guess is that Safe House is an example of a foreign director being adopted by Hollywood but not given the proper resources to succeed. He probably had many studio executives' hands interfering with this film.
9:44PM on 01/22/2014
This would definitely be an inspired pairing. Especially with someone as talented as Fassbender for the lead.
This would definitely be an inspired pairing. Especially with someone as talented as Fassbender for the lead.
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9:11PM on 01/22/2014
Even though Fassbender is the perfect choice for the character, I still cringe when I read him saying "video game player"
Even though Fassbender is the perfect choice for the character, I still cringe when I read him saying "video game player"
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9:54PM on 01/22/2014
To his credit, he does acknowledge that's not what they're called ; )
To his credit, he does acknowledge that's not what they're called ; )
9:28AM on 01/23/2014
I thought it was funny, not to mention it shows how strong the material is since he's so ignorant to that world and would jump on this project as lead actor and producer.
I thought it was funny, not to mention it shows how strong the material is since he's so ignorant to that world and would jump on this project as lead actor and producer.
9:09PM on 01/22/2014
From the behind the scenes material on Safe House, Espinsoa seems really intense and intelligent. I think he'd be a good fit for this.
From the behind the scenes material on Safe House, Espinsoa seems really intense and intelligent. I think he'd be a good fit for this.
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7:50PM on 01/22/2014
I really like the comments there from Fassbender, pretty funny. I've truthfully only played some from the second one, but it reminds me very much of Deadspace, games that have stories that seem like they're really movies in themselves already
I really like the comments there from Fassbender, pretty funny. I've truthfully only played some from the second one, but it reminds me very much of Deadspace, games that have stories that seem like they're really movies in themselves already
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7:49PM on 01/22/2014

Correction needed

Whether it's a typo or misinformation, Daniel Espinosa did not direct the new Robocop. Jose Padilha did.
Whether it's a typo or misinformation, Daniel Espinosa did not direct the new Robocop. Jose Padilha did.
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9:25PM on 01/22/2014
It's a Niki article...
It's a Niki article...
7:49PM on 01/22/2014

Interesting choice, confusing article

"Those who havenít checked out Espinosaís EASY CASH will get their first real look at the directorís work with the ROBOCOP remake."
What does Daniel Espinosa have to do with the Robocop remake?
"Those who havenít checked out Espinosaís EASY CASH will get their first real look at the directorís work with the ROBOCOP remake."
What does Daniel Espinosa have to do with the Robocop remake?
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