It's official. "Assassin's Creed" has finally wrapped production, Azaïzia Aymar, "Assassin's Creed" head of content shared via Twitter earlier today. In the tweet was a picture of the film's producer, actor, and overall champion Michael Fassbender, along with the rest of the crew.
Check out the tweet below!
Of course, although the physical production has ended, now begins the real work of putting all the pieces together in the editing room, and getting those visual effects looking great. This will be no easy task, as the film is slated to his theaters this December, but if it manages well, just imagine the impact this movie can have on the film industry.
While we're currently smack dab in the era of comic book movies, it's only a matter of time before video game movies become the hot new thing. It's a trend that's been in the making for more than fifteen years, though of course, like any Hollywood trend, it needed twenty years of false starts and terrible casualties in order to become a reality. "Warcraft" is already nearing its release date of June 10, and while that one will be instrumental in ushering in the new hot thing, one may argue that "Assassin's Creed" may be the real wild card.
Unlike the "Warcraft" series, "Assassin's Creed" is a franchise that's fit for cinematic adaptation. That's not to say that the "Warcraft" film will be terrible, but ask your mainstream audience which of the two they'd rather see on the big screen, and "Assassin's Creed" seems like the natural choice. It also helps that Michael Fassbender is up for an Oscar this year for his role in "Steve Jobs." While the Best Actor category is pretty stiff competition, the actor still has a good shot at taking home the trophy.
Can you imagine a better time for a pivotal film like this to come out than within the year of its lead winning an Oscar? Having the reigning Best Actor as the lead of your video game movie is one way to help lend some credibility to it.
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"Assassin's Creed" hits theaters on December 21, 2016.
SOURCE: Azaïzia Aymar (via Collider)