The Assassin’s Creed Movie Has A Release Date

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.

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“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

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14 Comments

  1. Wonder whether the blu-ray version of the movie will actually be in 1080p as opposed to 900p.

    • There’ll be black bars to reduce resolution.

      • It will also be based in the year 1886 too.

    • The cinema release won’t have any special effects despite the trailer being a cgi fest. The filmmakers will put out a press release stating that flat green screen backgrounds were a design decision and make the film better as you have to use your own imagination.

      Eventually they bow to pressure and include all the effects in the Special Collectors Anniversary Directors Cut Edition 6 Disc Blu Ray.

      Meanwhile Ubisoft announce a slate of upcoming movie releases including

      Pirates! – The adventures of Degas the pirate as he sails the seven seas searching for vengeance for the murder of his father by a hooded man. Aided by the alluring and mysterious Contessa D’Mure and his sleazy, toothless comedy sidekick Burp.

      Cops! – The adventures of Steve Manstein, a maverick cop who doesn’t play by the rules (or shave regularly), tormented by the murder of his wife by a masked man and out for vengeance. Aided by the mysterious and alluring FBI Agent Jenny Demure and his sleazy informer Manny Burpowitz.

      Driver! In which Danny Sensitiveskin leaves his comfortable hipster lifestyle and plunges headlong into the world of illegal street racing in order to avenge the death of his sisters ‘herbalist’ by a man in a hat. Aided by mysterious and alluring CIA Agent Jane DeMure and grizzled mechanic Doug ‘Spanner’ Burpman.

      Hacker! – Ben Manleychest thought his hacker days were behind him until he discovers his missing uncle was in fact murdered by a man in a bobble hat, now he’s out for vengeance. Aided by the mysterious and alluring DEA Agent Jennifer Not-Demure and his hip-hop hacker sidekick Scratch Burply. The best movie where someone switches things off with their smartphone ever.

      • After I read your awesome comment I noticed your username. No wonder you know movies :D

      • Can’t be Ubisoft, you’ve got females in semi-important roles. ;)

  2. “the idea of DNA memory — you know, I think it’s a very feasible scientific theory” – haha, no. It’s a great science fiction premise, sure, and it has potential to make a good film but it’s not feasible!

    • There is some hypothetical basis, for example spiders spinning webs. Mummy spider doesn’t teach baby spiders how do to it, they just “know”, on possible explanation is that the memory and instructions on how spin are web are encoded in the DNA/genes. No one taught you how to breath, you just started when you were born. Something must have programmed that action.

      Obviously stretching this theory to “Jumping about a virtual Paris in the memory of someone who has been dead 200 years” is pushing the theory way past extreme.

    • I think several experiments conducted on mice have shown they seem to inherit epigenetic memory which I guess is similar to when people take on their parents traits or have certain instincts, so DNA memory could be possible to an extent. But as TC states, the AC theory is a bit extreme.
      I can’t remember what I did last week so my memories would be worth jack sh*t if someone tried to access mine through an Animus. They’d probably have a virtual pub like surrounding with topless barmaids pouring me pints of golden ambrosia only to then gallop home on a silver unicorn armed with a kebab.

      • But it’s sort of an evolutionary trait as well. I read once that they analyzed papers of two Polish families who survived great famines. Once family was a wealthy family and even though food was lacking in the country they ate pretty well. The other family suffered a great deal, food was scarce. They traced the two families for about 4 generations onward. What they found was that the offsprings of the first family were more obese and more prone to modern diseases, while the ‘hungry’ family had more skinny children. I think it’s an interesting case of epigenetics passed down to the next generations.

    • Didn’t they use this idea in Alien Resurrection when they cloned Ripley and said that she had inherited memories genetically from the Alien DNA as a result of the cloning process. Ahead of it’s time.

  3. Now I think about, isn’t the film Source Code pretty much the same thing?

    • Apart from the genetic inheritance mumbo jumbo the concepts similar isn’t it?

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