The Assassin’s Creed movie is due to release later this year, and adds a new story to the canon. Michael Fassbender takes on the roles of Callum Lynch, a modern day criminal who is put in the Animus by Abstergo, and that of the assassin Aguilar. Aguilar’s story takes part in 15th century Spain, but that setting won’t be the main focus of the film.
Speaking to IGN the film’s executive producer, Pat Crowley, said that the movie will be split 65% to 35% in favour of the modern day.
“There are certain things that we absolutely want to respect in the game, but we also want to bring new elements to the game. This isn’t a video game that we’re making. We’re trying to make a cinematic experience, so there are new things that we have to introduce.”
How this will be received really does depend on how the split is dealt with, and whether it makes sense in terms of the movie.