Assassin Creed Movie Gets a Leading Man

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  1. Gahars
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    [​IMG] Variety

    Video game movies have a pretty tarnished reputation, but it seems like Ubisoft is pulling out the stops to overcome that. To ensure creative control over this project (and all possible future ones), they launched Ubisoft Motion Pictures just last year. While the film could still be produced or distributed by another company, this should at least keep the likes of Uwe Boll away from the project.

    The article doesn't give a date for the project, but assuming nothing goes wrong, we may see the finished film sometime in the next few years.

    I'm not sure if we really need an Assassin's Creed movie, but I'll be impressed if they can pull it off. A huge success could give video game film adaptations some much needed legitimacy. Who knows, maybe filmmakers might just start to take them seriously.

    I may be getting my hopes up, but it's always possible. And hey, if anyone knows about "big things coming from small beginnings", it's Micheal Fassbender.
     
  2. Range-TE

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    Hells yes, fassbender as an Assassin, i actually liked the Prince of Persia movie so i'm not as as skeptic on this as i would be on other movies based on video games
     
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    inb4 "keep milking"
     
  4. Foxi4

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    No Uwe Boll? I'm disappointed.

    No, really. His films aren't just "bad", they're delightfully horrible on purpose, which gives them this pleasant aftertaste of "yep, that's a straight-to-DVD release", not to mention that they're funny since they don't treat themselves too seriously.

    Anyone who enjoys watching movies that are bad on purpose surely understands what I'm talking about.
     
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    Eh, I'd disagree. His older films still have that "train wreck" quality; they're awful, but still strangely compelling in their own way. Boll's more recent ones (I can't quite remember where the trend began) aren't so enjoyably bad. He's gained enough competence (or somehow lost even more), and now the end products are just tediously bad.

    It's kind of like the difference between "Plan 9 From Outer Space" and "Manos: The Hands of Fate".
     
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    Well, as long as Disney and NONE of its writers or directors get a hold of this and fudges it up, I'm all for this.
     
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    If anything, as long as it's an original story (preferably canonical) I'll see it.
     
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    Entirely possible, I haven't seen any since Postal (highly recommended) and Bloodrayne, also known as "How to make a badass plot turn into a snorefest by means of cowboys".
     
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    I want Robert Downey Jr as the main character :D!
     
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    http://awesomelyshitty.wordpress.com/2012/02/17/michael-f-assbender-is-in-everything/
     
  11. Theraima

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    The main character should be someone acrobatic.. I'm not entirely convinced Fassbender is the guy for the role of an Assassin..

    Prince of Persia was decent tho.
     
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    Hopefully they don't fuck it up, like a lot of games this setting/story can really be turned into a great story.... If there's enough money available, this will be a blockbuster...
     
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    Are you kidding me? He's an awesome actor, but he's a chatterbox? Since when have Assassins been talkative as heck? He'd adlib too much.

    Let's just hope Fassbender can pull off those awesome assassin moves. Yes, I'm talking about Liberation's trailer. I was in a local gameshop browsing for 3DS games when I first saw it... awesome shit. Reminded me of Mel Gibson's The Patriot.
     
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    He was really good in X-Men: First Class and in general I've heard good things about him as an actor.

    Dunno if I could see him in an Asscreed movie, in general I think they don't even need movies. The games work fine enough themselves and they already suffer a consistent issue of having endings that crumble like a cookie.
     
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    They don't need it, but the movie will definitely be interesting.
     
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    PoP was great from my side. They mixed what was known with some unknown elements. I think he looks more like altair than he does like ezio.
     
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    thats the whole point :D Would love to see him in a "quiet" character ;).
     
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    nope. probably not gonna happen. besides, he's far more suited to witty characters. it's better if somebody else plays Altair.