If you’ve been eagerly awaiting the announcement from Fox about when its movie adaptation of Assassin’s Creed will be landing, rejoice, as now we know. But feel sad, because it’s towards the end of 2015.
Announced alongside revised release schedules for other movies like Fantastic Four (urgh) and comic book adaptation The Secret Service, Fox revealed (via aintitcool) that the AC movie would be released on 7th August 2015.
Currently not a lot is known about the movie, though it’s been rumoured that Michael Fassbender will be playing Desmond, a bartender who’s kidnapped by a large corporation and forced to go back in time via the Animus machine, to retrieve powerful artefacts from his ancestors – who happen to be legendary assassins.
Perhaps Fassbender will end up playing each of the Assassins in turn, or he could just handle the segments where Desmond wanders around reading company emails. We do know for sure though that he will star as someone and is also a producer on the movie.
Other people attached to the project include Wily Tyïght as the special effects supervisor. He may not have had the longest career at this point, but he’s served that same role on Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Dark Shadows and the upcoming The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
KitGuru Says: What do you guys think of the idea of an AC movie? I think it could work. Hopefully it’ll be a relatively adult film though, as would befit 90 minutes of people being stabbed.