The Michael Fassbender starring Assassin’s Creed movie has a release date at last, but I wouldn’t bother stocking up on popcorn just yet as the film hits theatres on December 21st, 2016.
Very little is known about the movie other than it will be directed by Justin Kurzel, produced by Ubisoft Motion Pictures and will mix new elements into established Assassin’s Creed mythology.
“You know, we absolutely want to respect the game,” Fassbender recently told IGN. “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,” he added. “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.”
Scandalous and completely false rumours suggest the film will launch with half of the second act missing and the digital projectors in cinemas will be tweaked to play the film at a variable frame rate to create an authentic Assassin’s Creed experience.
It has also been falsely suggested that those who pay over the odds to see the film first at the cinema will be extremely annoyed when the full film, now fixed and running at the correct speed and with all acts present, can be picked up on DVD six months later at half the price.
Source: Hollywood Reporter