Be prepared for the theater to be filled with gaming fans on December 21st because the popular video game series “Assassin’s Creed” is releasing their first movie.
With leading actor Michael Fassbender playing as Callum Lynch and Aguilar de Nerha, the film setting back to the 15th Century following Callum Lynch as he experiences flashbacks of an early ancestor from the Spanish Inquisition named Aguilar, who was a member of a secret society known as the Assassins.
“Callum Lynch (Fassbender) discovers he is a descendant of the secret Assassins society through unlocked genetic memories that allow him to relive the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th century Spain. After gaining incredible knowledge and skills he’s poised to take on the oppressive Knights Templar in the present day,” says Hugh Armitage and Rosie Fletcher, writer from the media news sight, Digital Spy.
Before getting too deep, understand that Callum can experience these ancestral memories with a device known as the Animus, ran by leading scientists Dr. Sophie Rikkin (Marion Cotillard) of the Animus project at Abstergo Foundation. Through these genetic memories, he discovers that both the Templars (another secret society) and the Assassins are after these all-powerful artifacts known as the ‘Pieces of Eden.’
The director, Justin Kurzel, and many other producers are planning on introducing new characters along with the classics from the games.
“We really want to respect the game[s] and the elements to it. But we also wanted to come up with our own thing. And one thing I’ve sort of learned from doing the franchises like X-Men is that audiences, I think, want to be surprised and to see new elements of what they already know, and different takes on it.” Michael Fassbender stated.
However, the film does feature an artifact room, known as the Abstergo Compound, consisting the traditional Assassin wrist blade along with Connor’s bow, Edward Kenway’s flintlock pistol, and Jacob Frye’s cane sword.
For the vast majority of Assassin’s Creed gamers, be on the lookout for more new and improved weaponry in future titles according to leading actor Michael Fassbender.
“Ubisoft have worked hard to keep creative control over the project, which has been rumbling along since 2012. Over the years, four writers have had a crack at the script – Bill Collage, Adam Cooper, Michael Lesslie, Scott Frank – with the latter, Frank (Get Shorty, Out of Sight), most recently at the Assassin’s Creed typewriter.” Armitage and Fletcher also say.
Being an Assassin’s Creed fan myself, the film seems like a good addition to the popular series by shedding some light on the main point of the storyline to new assassin players, and will bring the Assassin’s Creed title back into the spotlight of the media; potentially creating more fans and gamers. I hope this movie captures all the great aspects of the games but also makes fixes some of the problems that we all see in the video games. I am very excited to see how this movie turns out.