Report: Assassin's Creed Movie To Feature New Characters, Story

Report: Assassin's Creed Movie To Feature New Characters, Story

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Site claims Assassin's Creed movie will feature new hero, Spanish Inquisition setting, female sidekick

Busy actor Michael Fassbender has been set to star in a live-action film adaptation of the Assassin's Creed video game series for years now, but it's never been publicly clarified what the film will actually entail as the AC series follows multiple protagonists across varying time periods. Now, movie news site Film Divider is claiming to have the answers.

According to the report by Patrick Dane, Fassbender's Assassin will be a new character named Aguilar de Agarorobo, and the story will take place primarily during the Spanish Inquisition and involve real-life historical figure Torquemada as its main villain. As in the games (which are based around a device called The Animus which allow a user/subject to leap into the virtual mind of their genetic ancestors) Fassbender will also portray Aguilar's present-day descendant, a Death Row inmate named Michael Lynch, being experimented on by the evil Abstergo Corporation. The report also mentions game villain Alan Rikkin playing a key role, and Michael (and possibly also Aguilar?) being aided by a female Assassin named Lara.

The film is currently set for release in August of 2015, with Justin Kurzel directing. The report does not cite a source, and the studio has not commented.

Source: Film Divider

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sounds interesting. and (if true) it's great they're actually using a new time period instead of adapting a game's story.

I didn't see that coming, nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition......

Ok I will leave now

Okay, so our present day hero will be in a circumstance where he'll be facing a powerful organization because of something he cannot be accountable for(his heritage) while also having his impeding death hanging over his head.

And he'll experience first-hand his ancestor fighting for people in a similar situation.

Sounds like a decent enough hook.

albino boo:
I didn't see that coming, nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition......

Ok I will leave now

Actually, they provided a 30 days notice so that you can purify your soul in time for the inspection :P

A step in the right direction, I think. Better it be that the story is original so that it can evolve to become its own animal and not be restricted by the games.

I am not the biggest fan of the Assassin's Creed series (not since Altair, tbh), but I like the idea that the movie is going to be a supplement rather than an adaptation.

A female assassin? What the hell, hasn't Ubisoft told Justin Kurzel about how much harder and more expensive it is to use female characters? It's like they want this movie to fail.

albino boo:
I didn't see that coming, nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition......

Ok I will leave now

That's their main weapon. Surprise. Surprise and fear

Sigmund Av Volsung:

albino boo:
I didn't see that coming, nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition......

Ok I will leave now

Actually, they provided a 30 days notice so that you can purify your soul in time for the inspection :P

that sounds hilariously bureaucratic for such a fanatical organization.

Combustion Kevin:

Sigmund Av Volsung:

albino boo:
I didn't see that coming, nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition......

Ok I will leave now

Actually, they provided a 30 days notice so that you can purify your soul in time for the inspection :P

that sounds hilariously bureaucratic for such a fanatical organization.

Well, even zealots had paperwork to fill out. :P

Great, so now they'll have a movie series in which they have no fucking clue what they're doing. You might be able to get away with having a game franchise which you've admitted that you don't know where the story is going or how it's supposed to wrap up, but people tend to expect a bit of finality to their movies.

Wish that same expectation could be held about games so we could stop getting crap like...oh, I don't know...the Assassin's Creed franchise.

bojac6:

albino boo:
I didn't see that coming, nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition......

Ok I will leave now

That's their main weapon. Surprise. Surprise and fear

Their 2 main weapons are Fear and Surprise. And ruthless efficiency.

Darth_Payn:

bojac6:

albino boo:
I didn't see that coming, nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition......

Ok I will leave now

That's their main weapon. Surprise. Surprise and fear

Their 2 main weapons are Fear and Surprise. And ruthless efficiency.

Their THREE main weapons! Fear, Surprise, Ruthless Efficiency... and an almost fanatical devotion to the Pope.

Kurt Cristal:

Darth_Payn:

bojac6:

That's their main weapon. Surprise. Surprise and fear

Their 2 main weapons are Fear and Surprise. And ruthless efficiency.

Their THREE main weapons! Fear, Surprise, Ruthless Efficiency... and an almost fanatical devotion to the Pope.

I think you're going to need a do-over.

Kurt Cristal:

Darth_Payn:

bojac6:

That's their main weapon. Surprise. Surprise and fear

Their 2 main weapons are Fear and Surprise. And ruthless efficiency.

Their THREE main weapons! Fear, Surprise, Ruthless Efficiency... and an almost fanatical devotion to the Pope.

and nice red uniforms

Often:
A female assassin? What the hell, hasn't Ubisoft told Justin Kurzel about how much harder and more expensive it is to use female characters? It's like they want this movie to fail.

it's gonna take twice as much casting. dunno how they'll ever manage.

I don't know about everyone else. But I liked the Prince of Persia movie and these two franchises are a bit similar.
So anything at the same level of PoP will be fine by me :)
Of course I am hoping they really nail it, they have so much they can do with this universe, let's just hope they don't try too hard.

The title might as well have been "Assassin's Creed movie to feature characters and story. I'm surprised if the games or film feature either one half the time, something which, so far, the games have failed to do.

albino boo:
I didn't see that coming, nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition......

Ok I will leave now

No, please, I owe you a beer. Sit down.

I think this has the right idea for what it takes to make a video game movie: don't be the game, be a part of the franchise. Let's be honest here, Assassin's Creed has a very stated formula to the game: genetic memories, the animus, present-day ascendant, important event in history, and throwing around the name Abstergo. I know that sounds a little watered down, but you could probably make an AC comic, cartoon, anime, play, mockumentary, board game, RP server, around this formula.

I really see this succeeding if not as a piece of the AC franchise, that at least it's own movie and helps pave the way for other successful video game movies.

I remember a while ago someone saying that right now we're in the Batman Forever era of video game movies; if that's the case than I hope this movie will become the Sam Raimi Spiderman and act as the start of the era of better video game adaptations.

Agarorobo = GrabSteal.
That name is so cheesy im doubting this is true.

OK, that's good. Not a direct video game adaptation but something that could be a part of the universe.

 

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