Back on 31st January 2013 I posted my Dish of the Week number 40
In that post I talked about my interest in three game characters from Assassins Creed and the possibility of a film.
I knew that a screenplay had been written but I didn’t know about a release date and speculated about summer this year.
I also knew that IMDB had listed Michael Fassbender as rumoured to be playing one of the characters called Altair.
I was a little unsure about Michael Fassbender in that role and I speculated that he would possibly be better in the role of Desmond whom the whole game revolves around in the first place.
Altair, Ezio and Connor are simply Desmond’s ancestors and each have there own part to play in the whole story.
Well, I have noticed that recently, that particular post has been picking up quite a few views so I wondered what had changed.
I’ve just taken a look at IMDB and I have discovered that we now have a firm date set for release of August 7th 2015
So I was a year out with my release prediction.
However, Michael Fassbender is now listed as playing Desmond!
So I got that one spot on!
They still haven’t announced any more cast members and I’m getting a little excited now.
I really want to know who they are getting to play Altair, Ezio and Connor.
Are they going to be following the games and doing it as a trilogy and therefore….
Film one and Altair with the Knights Templar and the Third Crusade.
Film two with Ezio during the Renaissance.
Film Three with Connor and the American Frontier in the mid 17oo’s
or are they going to be combining the three games and creating one amazing story arc in one film?
If they go for the three movie option, Michael Fassbender will have to sign up for all three because his character is pivotal to the whole thing.
I just hope the casting of Altair, Ezio and Connor comes up to my high hopes and I really hope the costume designers do a good job and really look at the amazing designs for the characters from the games.
There is the potential for some really sexy imagery.
I’d also like to be able to gush about these characters as real people and not game characters!! Which is just a little bit weird!
Just goes to show I’m not a gamer!!
Apparantly there is the potential for 6 films, not just 3.
Looking into the gaming side of things the games go as follows…
Assassin’s Creed 1
Assassin’s Creed 2
Assassin’s Creed – Brotherhood
Assassin’s Creed – Revelations
Assassin’s Creed 3
Assassin’s Creed 4 – Black Flag
If you have the time, take a look at this Youtube video which shows the cinematic trailers for all 6 games.
It will give you a really good feel about how rich these films could be.
I think I am correct in saying that AC 1, 2 and 3 are a complete story arc in their own right.
It is these three that I’m assuming will be either one film or a trilogy.
Brotherhood, Revelations and Black Flag are all prequels, sequels and fill ins for those three games.
I’m sure that at some point an actual gamer will correct my mistakes.
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