Video game adaptations have a history of being total disasters; popular franchises such as Street Fighter, Max Payne, and the Super Mario Brothers have been butchered on the big screen, amongst many others. It’s fair to say that almost every time a video game movie is announced, there’s a resounding groan from every gamer around who fears for the cinematic depiction of their favourite game, but from what we’ve seen so far, Assassin’s Creed might break the mould.
When Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) explores the memories of his ancestor Aguilar and gains the skills of a Master Assassin, he discovers he is a descendant of the secret Assassins’ society. In this featurette, Fassbender and director Justin Kurzel discuss the ambitious nature of the film, talking about how they tried to create a visceral experience through their world building.
Assassin’s Creed looks to be a stylish, thrilling film that might just be one of the best video game films of all time, though frankly, that’s not exactly a high bar.
Assassin’s Creed is out January 2017