'Assassin's Creed' Latest News & Update: Ubisoft Head Wants Movie To Be Authentic? New Game Details Revealed
For some reason, it seems to be plain impossible for big Hollywood studios to make good video game movies. It's a strange paradox—the best video games are able to tell stories without problem, but once they're ported over to the silver screen, they lose what makes them great.
Ubisoft, the studio behind "Assassin's Creed," the latest game franchise to get a movie adaptation, has promised that their movie will be the video game movie that won't be bland and mediocre. Azaizia Aymar, head of content for the games, has made some promises about their big project with regard to authenticity and faithfulness of the adaptation.
In a quick interview with the Ubisoft blog about the film, Aymar said that their main aim when it comes to the movie, which stars Academy Award nominee Michael Fassbender as Callum Lynch (the movie analogue of Desmond Miles), is that it feels "legit" and respectful of the "Assassin's Creed" soul, while still managing to draw in fans from outside the franchise. He said that the bigger aim of each "Assassin's Creed" media project outside of the video games was to be self-sufficient—in that they are able to sustain both new fans of the franchise and hardcore ones waiting to see their favorite characters on a movie screen.
Ubisoft hopes that eventually, new fans from the movie would move on to playing the "Assassin's Creed" games as well. On that note, however, GameSpot reports that the studio is not planning to put out a new game this year as they always do; instead, they'll be focusing on maximizing the marketing out of the movie.
"Assassin's Creed" is scheduled to premiere in movie theaters on December 21 later this year.