Michael Fassbender, star of the upcoming film adaptation of Assassin’s Creed, admits that he never played the games until after signing on to do the film.
There are plenty of big films on the horizon based on video games, perhaps indicating an upcoming trend in the movie industry. One of the biggest upcoming video game film adaptations is Assassin’s Creed, which will star Michael Fassbender in the lead role. However, some fans may be surprised to learn that Fassbender had never even played a game in the franchise until after he had already agreed to do the film.
While his other potential gaming habits (if there are even any to report) are still a mystery, Fassbender has now confirmed that he has since played Assassin’s Creed games in order to prepare for the role. Fassbender, best known for his role as a young Magneto in the recent X-Men films, says that playing the games helped him understand the physicality of his character, Callum Lynch.
It seems somewhat odd that Fassbender would agree to do a video game film, considering the poor reputation of such projects, especially if he hadn’t previously been exposed to the game in question. However, it’s a good sign for fans that he bothered taking the time to play the games in order to better understand the role. That being said, which games in the series Fassbender chose to play have not been specified, but hopefully he picked the more well-received entries in the franchise for his research.
In the meantime, it will be interesting to see exactly how many elements of the video games wind up in the feature film. We know that the Animus technology will play a central role in the plot, and a poster released for the film suggests that the Eagle Vision gameplay mechanic may be featured as well.
More comprehensive details on the film probably won’t come until next year, as we edge closer to its planned December 2016 release. In the meantime, fans will just have to speculate as to what the Assassin’s Creed movie may entail. At this point, it’s really anyone’s guess, but with a promised connection to the video games, the Assassin’s Creed movie has a lot of potential to take the “video game movie” genre in exciting new directions.
What do you think about Michael Fassbender never playing an Assassin’s Creed game until after already agreeing to star in the film? Are you excited about the Assassin’s Creed movie, or do you expect it to join the ranks of the many other video game film adaptation flops? Sound off in the comments and let us know your thoughts about the upcoming Assassin’s Creed movie.
The Assassin’s Creed film is scheduled to release in theaters on December 21st, 2016.
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