Saturday, May 18, 2013

Assassin Creed (May 22, 2015)

Whew! I am so glad to finally hear news about this video game plot with Michael Fassbender. It is still on and we ONLY have to wait a measly 24 months! More from Slashfilm:

There’s been a killer addition to the Summer of 2015. Assassin’s Creed, based on the popular Ubisoft video game series, will hit theaters on May 22, 2015. 20th Century Fox is now on board the project which, at this point, only has Michael Fassbender attached to play Desmond Miles, the descendant of a long line of assassins who can relive the memories of his ancestors.t this point, no other film is schedule on that date but, if Star Wars Episode VII comes out on its traditional Summer weekend, it’ll be going up against this film. Michael Lesslie is writing the screenplay. No director is attached but with a release date two years away from next weekend, you can expect that to change soon. 

I know some people aren't thrilled about Michael getting involved with a video game franchise, but Assassin's Creed has a strong, STRONG following, and I believe it recently broke a record for most sales of a video game episode/installment. Fact is, people want this and it's coming and it's starring our boy! Assassin's Creed will be the third comic/game role for Michael, name the first two?


Fingersmith said...

To answer your question, it's obviously Burke in Jonah Hex and Magneto/Erik in X-Men First Class. As to the Assasin's Creed, I know nothing about the game, but still excited about the film. That's the power of Fassbender :-)

Martha said...

@ Fingersmith I was going to say that. :)

Michael will surely be awesome, as he always is. Thankfully he has been working more and once we start seeing him later this year we will have a steady stream of Fassbender viewing for a while. I know he needs his rest too so we will have to bear dry spells as well :(

The best part, that costume is gonna look ridiculously good on him.

Anonymous said...

Wow, that's really far away ! I'm not a fan of Assassin's Creed but I'm familiar enough with the games, so I was really happy when Michael was chosen, in an "Yay another movie with good potential for him" way.
My best friend on the other hand, is a true fan of the series and she was really upset about it, claiming that Michael was "not right" and "too old." Though I don't hold it against her because I do know that when you're used to a character design in a game, or one you made up yourself in your head for a book, it's very difficult to get used to anything else. And I've told her how Michael is truly dedicated to each and every roles he plays so I'm sure she'll get used to him eventually ;)

Vera said...

I personally am excited about Assassin Creed because I'm really into the genre of movies based on video games. I also think that it is an awesome opportunity for Michael to show that he is ready to be the lead character of a potentially lengthy and commercially successful franchise. Well, I think a trilogy is quite possible if this movie does well, since there is a huge amount of video game fans.

And concerning the age factor that Sorujaa's friend is worried about, I think this is not an issue at all. I was just thinking about the age of the actor today after watching Startrek: Into Darkness (by the way in Russian it is Startrek: Retribution, but it is typical nonsense I've already told you about once).

And a specific actor I was thinking about was Benedict Cumberbatch, who owned the film just as much as Michael owned Prometheus as David. And he is not really that young. I think the fact that these talents were recognised at the stage of their life when they were not so young only added to their performance and enabled them to utilise all of their accumulated emotional baggage. Which is always an advantage.

Anonymous said...

Vera > Sorry I realize I haven't been precise enough regarding the age issue ! She didn't mean it as in "He's too old to star in an action movie" of course. What actually bothers her is that Michael's character is in his mid-twenties, whereas Michael is 35. That's a legit fan concern in my opinion, even more so if you're not all that familiar with Michael's work.

Simone said...

Sorujaa, your friend brings up a valid point about how the video game Desmond is in his mid-twenties and Fassbender is in his mid-thirties. I think the producers and Michael are aware of the age difference, but this happens a lot with adapted screenplays. Many creative liberties occur to modify the plot and/or the primary character for the film version world. Because we're all biased and know that Michael is the right choice for Desmond, it's my hopes that the diehard fans of the video game will realize his talent for the role is perfectly fine in justifying the aging of Desmond by a decade. :)

Dionne said...

Only 2 years away!!! LOL At least it got a release date. I am excited about this project, Fassy in a hoodie! YES PLEASE

Maria Willis said...

Lol @Dionne.

I just want a leather cape of sorts, that man's leather jacket collection gives me so much clothing envy!

I know some people are mad due to white washing/age issues but I'm not very knowledgeable on the story arc of the game to have an opinion; I don't think Michael would have signed on unless he believed in this--he's a big geek at heart so I'm sure he took this role with more then just "oh look a franchise" opportunity.