We Have Progress On The ASSASSIN'S CREED Movie!!
The Kidd here...
Things have been in a holding pattern on the ASSASSIN'S CREED big screen adaptation ever since it was announced over the summer that Michael Fassbender was attached to star in the film. However, the movie just took a big step forward with Variety reporting that New Regency and Fox have come aboard to finance and distribute the film.
Ubisoft will continue to have creative input as a script is developed and the film eventually moves towards production. The game company went through a very careful process in shopping this property around, and ulitimately chose to land it at New Regency and Fox. That doesn't mean that ASSASSIN'S CREED is a guarantee. As we've seen in the past HALO and BIOSHOCK fell apart in the past in similar fashion, but one has to at least be cautiously optimistic that ASSASSIN'S CREED - a series that's so far moved 37 million games and counting,with a third game coming on the 30th - will be the launching pad of this next generation of tent pole flicks that Quint predicted not too long ago. Ubisoft is looking to have the film packaged and ready to go with a director, full cast and shooting script by sometime this coming summer. If that indeed happens and ASSASSIN'S CREED proves successful, let the wave of video game movies begin.
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Oct. 22, 2012, 9:24 a.m. CST
Oct. 22, 2012, 9:29 a.m. CST
get the info right, it's the third part of the story arc coming later this year.
Oct. 22, 2012, 9:33 a.m. CST
Oct. 22, 2012, 9:38 a.m. CST
...any movement forward on a film adaptation of a video game doesn't count as "progress."
Oct. 22, 2012, 9:41 a.m. CST
Oct. 22, 2012, 9:48 a.m. CST
by Spandau Belly
sincerely, a fan.
Oct. 22, 2012, 9:51 a.m. CST
I think we need to move away from this antiquated idea that there are video game movies, comic book movies, etc. Regardless of the source of that material, if the story is gripping, the story compelling, and the execution (directing, writing, acting) all solid, you will have a successful endeavor. At the end of the day, if a film is done right, and the proper respect is paid to the source material, it can be successful. Assassin's Creed would be a fantastic film if it was handled by a studio and director that took it seriously. I also truly believe that Uncharted could be the next Indiana Jones if handled with the proper care and casted well.
Oct. 22, 2012, 10:02 a.m. CST
by Bedknobs and Boomsticks
and land on his back in a cart of rose petals, without a scratch? The characters in that game may be SPOILERS descended from aliens or are hybrids or genetically manipulated and have superhuman strength, but being able to survive diving into a cart from a great height is a bit silly (though I did enjoy that game). I wonder if they'll tone this down in the movie?
Oct. 22, 2012, 10:07 a.m. CST
Oct. 22, 2012, 10:08 a.m. CST
Oct. 22, 2012, 10:17 a.m. CST
by Kelly Grimes
Oct. 22, 2012, 10:50 a.m. CST
as one of the best open-world games of all time. Yeah, that's over any Grand Theft Auto too.
Oct. 22, 2012, 11:01 a.m. CST
Draw your own conclusions.
Oct. 22, 2012, 11:16 a.m. CST
by D o o d
at least we'll get a good indiana jones flick then!
Oct. 22, 2012, 11:23 a.m. CST
by Ultron ver 2.0
would be a great movie, but after the hot garbage of Mark Wahlberg's version, it's doubtful it would happen.
Oct. 22, 2012, 11:33 a.m. CST
So is he an assassin who reluctantly takes one more job, but gets double crossed while running with a girl on his arm.
Like every other movie about assassins. And yes, I've played the games.
Oct. 22, 2012, 11:38 a.m. CST
Aaaaand now it's a piece of shit.
Oct. 22, 2012, 12:10 p.m. CST
Oct. 22, 2012, 12:10 p.m. CST
IF done right, with a good script, a really serious budget and a good director, this could very well be the first really good videogame adaptation.
I mean, Fassbender as Ezio (or some other Assassin in some cool timeline) would be great!
Oct. 22, 2012, 12:18 p.m. CST
by Joey Stars
Will be it a straight up period piece assassin's story, or will they have all the weird simulation, DNA memory, prophecy stuff? Those parts of the game always threw me for a loop.
Oct. 22, 2012, 3:14 p.m. CST
I have yet to see the video game film that didn't come off shallow. Whoever asked Fassbender to do something better with his talent nailed it.
Oct. 22, 2012, 4:01 p.m. CST
We need a good flick set during the American Revolution. The Patriot wet my appetite but fell quite short. Not sure though if an AC movie further down the line set during the Revolution is a good idea.
Oct. 22, 2012, 4:02 p.m. CST
And they all pretty much sucked.:/
Oct. 22, 2012, 4:13 p.m. CST
technically, the end of this month brings the FIFTH game, not the third. This site needs a legit gaming editor.
Oct. 22, 2012, 4:25 p.m. CST
by Kyle DeMattio
Oct. 22, 2012, 5:38 p.m. CST
by albert comin
Oct. 22, 2012, 5:52 p.m. CST
by Andrew Coleman
Where some ninja gets the nod from George Washington. No one stops to ask "Who the fuck is the guy in the cloak?"... Silly shit. The games are solid a movie will be okay at best.
Oct. 22, 2012, 7:19 p.m. CST
by Royston Lodge
Renaissance Italy? American Revolution? What? Just, please, no silly "Prince of Persia" style desert landscapes. It makes for a really dull colour palette.
Oct. 22, 2012, 7:33 p.m. CST
There are (or soon will be) five AC games for consoles. Assassin's Creed, Assassin's Creed 2, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Assassin's Creed: Revelations, and the upcoming Assassin's Creed 3. So that's your Five. There are (or soon will be) four AC games for handhelds. Assassin's Creed: Altair's Chronicles, Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines, Assassin's Creed 2: Discovery, and the upcoming Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation That makes nine. AC 1, 2, and 3 are the main trilogy, or the Desmond Trilogy. AC 2, Brotherhood, and Revelations feature Ezio, which is why it's the Ezio Trilogy. No one gives any fucks about the handhelds so leave it at five.
Oct. 22, 2012, 8:31 p.m. CST
by Trent Garnes
In my opinion, I'd rather see a different Ubisoft franchise made into a movie...Splinter Cell. Maybe someone like Thomas Jane behind the goggles?...although I'd miss Michael Ironside as the voice. There are endless stories that could be used for a franchise like this. Start with a younger Sam Fisher joining Third Echelon and continue through to where he's a seasoned veteran. Just some thoughts.
Oct. 22, 2012, 10:10 p.m. CST
Yay, another crappy video game film based on a crappy video game (but I repeat myself) that someone is hoping will be a franchise but won't)
Oct. 22, 2012, 10:56 p.m. CST
by Lord Elric
Looks very interesting. COULD be great, if the budget is kept under control and not too many hands get involved. Needs a STRONG director who is involved with the material and can take control
Oct. 23, 2012, 1:42 a.m. CST
Yes, and if it were a perfect world we'd get books as books, comics as comics, movies as movies, TV shows as TV shows, and video games as video games. No board game movies like Battleshit. No lame remakes of old TV shows like Sanford and Son starring Eddie Murphy and Jamie Foxx. Thing is if we put a limit on video games not being allowed to be adapted to film, then the same goes for books or comics. No more Avengers or Batman folks. No more Lord of the Rings.
Oct. 23, 2012, 6:29 a.m. CST
A good story can certainly contribute to a game, but games are, and always will be, an interactive medium. You PLAY a game. You don't read it. You don't watch it. You play it. That is why gameplay will always be the most important aspect of any game, not the story. Trials HD is a great game, without the help of a story. I'd much rather play that than a game with a nice "story", but shitty gameplay. That said, more story-driven games (like Mass Effect) can be adapted into film, if the filmmakers know what they're doing, and make the necessary changes that the shift from one medium to another requires. So far, though, we have yet to see a film adapted from a game that is actually, you know... good.
Oct. 23, 2012, 9:48 a.m. CST
I totally agree that you wouldn't want to turn the game itself into a movie. But what I'm saying is that regardless of where a story comes from, a game, a short story, a comic book...if there is an inherrently good story there to tell, you can get a good movie out of it. I have played Assassin's Creed. I don't think anyone should hire a screenwriter to come in and try and turn that game into a movie. But if you look at the base plot, I think there is a good movie there to be made. That that game for example and remove the video game part of it and build a synopsis: A company devises a machine that allows a person to relive the past of their ancestors through the memories of them stored in their DNA. The company however has alterior motives, as they are represent a shadowy enclave determined to learned the secrets locked away in their newly discovered test subject, a New York city bartender who knows nothing of the fact that he is the decendent of a long line of assassins. Forget the game, with the right team involved, that could be a great movie.
Oct. 23, 2012, 2:37 p.m. CST
by The Dwayne
Just an FYI folks.
Oct. 23, 2012, 2:41 p.m. CST
Oct. 23, 2012, 2:51 p.m. CST
Oct. 23, 2012, 5:16 p.m. CST
There's a lot more going on in Assassin's Creed. Science Fiction elements, like living someone else's life in another time through a person's mind.
Oct. 23, 2012, 5:31 p.m. CST
That douchebag husband in prometheus that can't act his way out of a wet sack of shit looks like the character a from the first game a bit
Oct. 23, 2012, 9:36 p.m. CST
He will probably end up being the star of this adaptation...
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