Tag: Jake Gyllenhaal

MEGA CHUFFED WITH MYSELF

It’s been a lazy day.
Not that I haven’t got anything done.
I did gut the bathroom as it was growing a few lifeforms in the shower cubicle.
I even washed the towels and the shower curtain.

I’ve also just cooked a dinner…. for me and Marjorie at least.
Dharma ate at Nan’s, Murron can fend for herself when she gets in and Ian rarely eats a big meal when he’s on nights.
He says it’s like trying to eat a roast dinner for breakfast!

So, what have I been doing in between all that?
I’ve watched a new film.
Prisoners with Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal.
Not a bad film although it started to drag a little towards the end.

What do I have planned for tonight?
Well, I’m going to be watching a foreign film.
I Skuggan av Värmen‘ (In Your Veins)

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I thought I would never get to see this film as it is no longer available on DVD and has never been available with English subtitles.
However, I played around a little on the computer this afternoon and discovered the subtitle files for lots of different languages to this film.
I also managed to find an AVI copy of the film. Bit naughty I know but if it was available to buy, I’d buy it!!
I’ve plonked the files together in VLC Media player and voila!
The film complete with subtitles.
I’ve actually impressed myself, I honestly didn’t think it would work.

Time to grab a box of tissues because I think it’s going to be an electrically charged emotional roller coaster to watch.
I’ll let you know later.

DISH OF THE WEEK #40 – Altair, Ezio and Connor

There are rumblings.
Rumblings of a film that ‘could’ potentially be very exciting if they get it right.

For a little while now I have had a small interest in some game characters.
Altair, Ezio and Connor.
Yep, These dishes aren’t even real people!!

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Assassins Creed.
A game I have never played.
A game I have no intention of playing. I’m not a gamer.
A story that I could die for in a movie with some very sexy imagery, characters and lots of action.

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I believe this character is Connor. Could be my favourite!

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Of course he’s contending with Altair.
I hope they choose their actors very carefully.

This is not the first game I’ve been interested in as a movie.
Back in 2010 we had ‘Prince of Persia’
Subsequently my Dish of the Week number 2 was Jake Gyllenhaal who played Dastan.
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According to IMDB, Assassins Creed has been ‘announced’ and there is a screenplay.
From the short description on IMDB it looks like they are going with the first game.
The first games play is as follows……..

The Assassin’s Creed game take place in 2012, featuring Desmond Miles, a bartender who is a descendant of several lines of prominent Assassins; though raised as an Assassin, he fled his nomadic family to seek out a more common lifestyle. He is initially kidnapped by the megacorporation Abstergo Industries, the modern-day face of the Knights Templar who are aware of Desmond’s lineage. Desmond is forced to use the “Animus”, a device that allows him to experience his ancestral memories. Abstergo is seeking to discover the location of several artifacts, or “Pieces of Eden”, that hold great power, to control mankind and alter its fate, bringing humanity into a single unified group. Desmond also encounters a small team of modern-day Assassins; agreeing to work with them, Desmond uses their version of the Animus (the Animus 2.0) to continue to experience the memories of his ancestors to discover the locations of additional Pieces of Eden so they can be recovered before Abstergo can do so. While experiencing these memories, some of their abilities are genetically leaked into Desmond, known as the Bleeding Effect, giving him some of the Assassin skills of his predecessors at the cost of living with multiple sets of memories and personalities in his mind.

Within the Animus, Desmond explores the memories of Assassins Altair ibn-La’Ahad, an initially disgraced Assassin working to redeem himself during the Third Crusade, Ezio Auditore da Firenze, an Assassin in Italy during the late 15th and early 16th centuries of the Renaissance and of Ratohnhake:ton, otherwise known as Connor, a half- Mohawk, half British Assassin during the American Revolution. Throughout these events, Desmond learns of allusions to the prophetic end of the world in 2012 from a former Animus test subject, Subject 16, as well as from holographic figures of a species pre-dating humanity. Many years ago a massive solar flare nearly wiped out all life and a second threatens to do the same. With the second solar flare fast approaching, it is up to Desmond to use the memories of his ancestors to acquire their knowledge, learn the truth and find the Pieces of Eden to save humanity.

If this is what they are going with it is potentially going to be an incredible movie!!
So far they have cast one person – Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender

He is listed as playing ‘Altair’ but I’m wondering if he is actually going to be playing Desmond.
Time will tell.
The film will be in 3D… no surprise there then.
It is apparently going to start filming this year so I am assuming they want it ready for the summer market in 2014.
As soon as I know more I’ll let you know.

Of course, after all this, it could also potentially be a ‘pile of crap!’
But they would have to be incredibly stupid to balls up a story like this one.