Assassin’s Creed has long been one of the most popular series in the video game industry. Now Assassin’s Creed is looking to become one of the most popular series on the silver screen with the film adaptation officially slated for launch in December of 2016.
The Assassin’s Creed movie, which will star Michael Fassbender (X-Men: Days of Future Past) as the main character of Desmond Miles was recently confirmed as officially being in production, according to Empire Online. While the Assassin’s Creed movie will likely be directed by Justin Kurzel, there are still some questions about what form the flick will take.
The Assassin’s Creed film’s release date was recently confirmed in an earning’s call with Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot. “We have the pleasure to announce today that the green light has been given by New Regency, and the production has already started,” Guillemot said. “This is a very important milestone for the project and for our team on Assassin’s Creed.”
Should the movie try and stay on point with the game series, this Assassin’s Creed flick will tell the story that chronicles a war between the Assassins, champions of individual freedom, and the Templars, agents of collective order, that spans generations. The game also adds a science fiction bent where players are actually living in modern times or the near future but getting into a virtual reality machine that allows people to feel as though they are living in the distant past.
The news of this movie’s production is more good news for a company that is expanding quickly and impressively from consoles and PC gaming into a full fledged entertainment studio. This flick is one of six Ubisoft titles that are going to be made into films. Movies based on the Far Cry, Rabbids, Watch Dogs, Splinter Cell and Ghost Recon universes are all set to go into production soon.
Ubisoft is making sure the AC series continues to go strong with another title expected to be officially unveiled at this June’s E3 conference. The company has had to go into damage control after Unity, released in the fall of 2014 was widely panned as not being particularly good as far as story goes, while also being plagued with glitches and development problems.
Ubisoft ended up offering a number of free features to people who purchased AC: Unity as a way to try and quiet the anger by the gaming community. The Assassin’s Creed movie will hit theaters on December 21, 2016.