So it looks like we’ll being seeing Assassin’s Creed take a “Leap of Faith” onto the big screen after all. I say “Leap of Faith” not only in reference to the famed acrobatic maneuver we all know and love from the Assassin’s Creed series, but also because that’s exactly what video game movie adaptations tend to be: leaps of faith, with video game films more than often missing the haystack and plunging to their demise.
But all double entendres and metaphors aside, let’s get to the matter at hand. Michael Fassbender, whom you may know from films such as Prometheus and X-Men: First Class, told the Daily Beast that he’s waiting on the script for the Assassin’s Creed movie and that it’s “definitely happening.”
Sure, we knew about his involvement in the movie last year, but since Ubisoft’s original announcement of Fassbeneder as their lead, talks about the film have been subtle. Another interesting tidbit to note is that Fassbender claims to have never played any Assassin’s Creed games:
“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.”
I wouldn’t be surprised if Assassin’s Creed diehards and video game film pessimists are all cringing and grinding their teeth in unison. But before you guys flip any Ikea furniture, you may like to know that Scott Frank, the gentleman behind the Wolverine screenplay, is taking the helm on the script for this movie. So if you enjoyed Logan’s last big screen outing, maybe there’s hope for you to enjoy the Assassin’s Creed movie as well. If anything, at least you can rest comfortably knowing that Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is turning out to be a very good game.
Via: The Daily Beast