Michael Fassbender has some big words for the upcoming Assassin’s Creed movie. There isn’t much information out there about the movie, but it’s pretty good to hear the lead actor is pretty confident as he compares it to arguably a modern classic:
I’ve always thought about The Matrix when we’ve approached this.
In an interview with Empire, Fassbender lists a number of interesting facts about the development process for the film. One of the most interesting is how he’s touting the fact that Assassin’s Creed will feature quite a few practical effects and stunts, much like The Matrix did at times:
There’s very little green screen in this, which is highly unusual in these films… We have stunt guys jumping across buildings in Valletta. We’ve got (stunt man) Damian Walters doing a 120-foot leap of faith, without any rope, into a bag, so it’s pretty incredible to see.”
A few movies come to mind when hearing about practical stunts and effects, the Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy for one. With a lead character who (presumably) needs to do quite a bit of running and parkour, maybe this means there won’t be too many special effects getting in the way of gorgeous scenery and action moments.
As for the premise itself, Fassbender’s character Callum Lynch (as in the Assassin’s Creed games) discovers he is a descendant of Aguilar, a 15th-century assassin. In the interview, he also mentions how just these ideas are enough to get audiences and himself, excited for the movie.
This idea of DNA memory elevates it from a basic fantasy genre… Then the journey becomes so much more elevated, because you’re on board in a different way.
Assassin’s Creed will hit theatres on December 21, 2016. With no trailer officially released, there has been chatter in many online circles saying it is slated for the reveal during the Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice opening weekend.
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