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JesusIsGonnaOwnSatan 07-10-2012 02:10 AM

Assassin's Creed movie to be made
 
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Originally Posted by Mashable
Michael Fassbender, the man who brought the android David to life in the film Prometheus, will star in and produce the film adaptation of the popular video game series Assassin’s Creed, according to industry trade publication Variety.

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Ubisoft CEO Jean-Julien Baronnet told Variety that Fassbender was the company’s preferred choice to play the protagonist. “Michael is an extremely smart, talented, versatile and committed actor,” said Baronnet. The German-born actor will produce the film through his production company DMC Film.
Source.


You know, I'm actually strangely optimistic about this one. Assassin's Creed strikes me as a video game IP that would really shine in a big screen adaptation.

My optimism is unusual, as I regard most video game movies with aversion - such as the train wreck that is going to be the Mass Effect movie. My opinion regarding that is neatly summed up here.

Opinions?

Lynk Former 07-10-2012 02:23 AM

We'll see.

Sabretooth 07-10-2012 02:27 AM

in b4 Altair, Malik and Al-Mualim are played by white people

Opinion: vaguely positive, if only for the reason that it will be a challenge to make a movie derpier than AC1.

Lynk Former 07-10-2012 02:42 AM

From the little I've read about it, the movie may not use Desmond's experiences in the story but may in fact tell another story... not sure if they're aiming for it to be part of the vidya canon or not though.

JesusIsGonnaOwnSatan 07-10-2012 02:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Sabretooth (Post 2815598)
in b4 Altair, Malik and Al-Mualim are played by white people

Who's Malik in AC again? I only think of the pilot that I slaughtered an entire squad of private military soldiers for in a certain cyberpunk thriller.

*~*Darth pOOba*~* 07-10-2012 06:28 AM

I'll try not to let my Assassins Creed love cloud my judgment haha, but this could either be really good or really, really bad. I like the fact that Ubisoft wants to be really involved though. Only time will tell I guess, most movies made from video games are well... Meh

Sabretooth 07-10-2012 06:58 AM

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Originally Posted by JesusIsGonnaOwnSatan (Post 2815601)
Who's Malik in AC again? I only think of the pilot that I slaughtered an entire squad of private military soldiers for in a certain cyberpunk thriller.

The rival assassin in AC1, whose brother ends up killed at the beginning of the game
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and who ends up becoming your best friend by the end
.

Square Enix sees your Assassin's Creed movie and raises you a Deus Ex movie. I want to say that I never asked for this, but it wouldn't even be funny in this case.

Miltiades 07-10-2012 10:03 AM

Two of my favorite video game franchises possibly being ruined by horrible movies? *sadface*

Alexrd 07-10-2012 01:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Miltiades (Post 2815617)
Two of my favorite video game franchises possibly being ruined by horrible movies? *sadface*

Why would a movie ruin the games?

Miltiades 07-10-2012 01:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Alexrd (Post 2815626)
Why would a movie ruin the games?

Perhaps I worded it too strongly. Let's just say it'd be a stain on what I think are pretty great franchises. Like The Last Airbender movie did to the Avatar cartoon. It didn't actually influence the next Avatar cartoon arc, but it's still there messing up a franchises great track record.

Sabretooth 07-10-2012 03:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Alexrd (Post 2815626)
Why would a movie ruin the games?

He said the franchises would be ruined, not the games.

Red Hessian 07-10-2012 03:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Miltiades (Post 2815628)
Like The Last Airbender movie did to the Avatar cartoon. It didn't actually influence the next Avatar cartoon arc, but it's still there messing up a franchises great track record.

Amen to that.

As for the AC movie, I have to go with "Yoda" this time, as I never played any of the games.

urluckyday 07-10-2012 04:26 PM

Has there ever been one good video game adaption? I can't think of one off of the top of my head. All I can think of when I think of video game adaptations are Max Payne and Hitman...and those were most definitely not good movies.

Definitely a very negative feeling just because of the track record of Hollywood. Who knows though...might come out well if they put in the time.

Coincidentally...this just popped up:

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118056377

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CBS Films has secured film rights to Square Enix's cyberpunk videogame franchise "Deus Ex," with Roy Lee and Adrian Askarieh attached to produce.

With high-profile game-to-film adaptations having mostly stumbled at the box office, and gamemakers getting more cautious over how their franchises are treated by Hollywood, CBS Films will work closely with "Deus Ex" developer Eidos-Montreal on the bigscreen version. Film will revolve around second installment "Deus Ex: Human Revolution."

Titanius Anglesmith 07-10-2012 05:00 PM

Has the video game developer ever had nearly as much creative control over the adaptation process as Ubisoft (and BioWare for the supposed Mass Effect movie) will have with this one? I think it's a little early to completely dismiss them as "horrible movies" considering that we currently know next-to-nothing about the casts, directors, scripts, or even if they will be based on individual games or completely new stories.

Before, I didn't really have an opinion one way or the other, but the news that Fassbender will be so highly involved has bumped this one up to "cautious optimism."

*~*Darth pOOba*~* 07-10-2012 05:19 PM

Well I liked the Prince of Persia movie. It wasn't the best movie released but it certainly wasn't bad. And even though they didn't play the game my friends and family really liked it. And Jake Gyllenhaal wasn't to shabby either ;D

mimartin 07-10-2012 05:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Miltiades (Post 2815617)
Two of my favorite video game franchises possibly being ruined by horrible movies? *sadface*

Assassin's Creed was ruined for me the moment I played it. :xp:

Lynk Former 07-10-2012 06:34 PM

Super Mario Bros. has a stain on its reputation that will never go away thanks to that damned live-action movie... *shakes head* No one who was born before that movie was made will forget it and because of the Internet, records of its existence will never go away.

And really... have we actually seen a truly good movie based on a video game to come out? That said, there are some that aren't terrible... which is why I'm waiting to see what becomes of all of this...

Trench 07-10-2012 06:56 PM

So... We'll get to hear Michael Fassbender put on a terrible Italian accent and talk to other people with terrible Italian accents? :golfclap:

Alexrd 07-10-2012 07:31 PM

He will probably be a different protagonist.

JesusIsGonnaOwnSatan 08-16-2012 04:55 AM

It'll be interesting to see the kind of props they'll have in this movie.

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*~*Darth pOOba*~* 12-27-2012 08:01 PM

So apparently Michael Fassbender a German/Irish actor from the movies Prometheus, X-Men: First class and many others, is going to play Alta´r ibn La-Ahad.

All my hopes for this movie have just been dashed.

Alexrd 12-27-2012 08:48 PM

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Originally Posted by *~*Darth pOOba*~* (Post 2825592)
So apparently Michael Fassbender (...) is going to play Alta´r ibn La-Ahad.

Source?

Lynk Former 12-27-2012 09:12 PM

Michael Fassbender has been attached to the project for awhile now, but we don't know for sure if he's playing Altair or any of the details of the movie.

*~*Darth pOOba*~* 12-28-2012 01:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Alexrd (Post 2825595)
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This is where I saw it. IMdb has yet to let me down so far.

adamqd 12-28-2012 04:57 AM

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Originally Posted by *~*Darth pOOba*~* (Post 2825592)
So apparently Michael Fassbender a German/Irish actor from the movies Prometheus, X-Men: First class and many others, is going to play Alta´r ibn La-Ahad.

Its like 1960's Hollywood all over again, brown-face an Irishman, Boom we got A-rabs !

Lynk Former 12-28-2012 11:38 AM

I don't care what the nationality of the actor is, just as long as their performance is excellent. Some people may look at Peter Sellers and say his performance in The Party is racist, but it's a damn good performance.

Alexrd 12-28-2012 03:34 PM

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Originally Posted by *~*Darth pOOba*~* (Post 2825607)
This is where I saw it. IMdb has yet to let me down so far.

Well, there is no source that has confirmed who he will be playing. Although I believe it will be a completely new protagonist (and story), and not Desmond or Altair.

90SK 12-30-2012 12:57 PM

Yoda. If I even watch it, it'll probably be good.

*~*Darth pOOba*~* 12-31-2012 11:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Alexrd (Post 2825655)
..Although I believe it will be a completely new protagonist (and story), and not Desmond or Altair.

It certainlty would be nice to see something new.

Lynk Former 01-01-2013 01:35 AM

I think the big question everyone is asking is if this movie will be canon to the video game storyline, or if it'll exist in its own universe.


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