Assassin's Creed is the upcoming film adaptation of the long-running video game franchise of with the same name. In its almost-decade of existence, it's become one of the most popular gaming brands under the sun, and while it's a game perfectly fit for adaptation, the curse of the video game movie is real. To date, there hasn’t been a mammoth video game movie success. Even the successes are marginal at best. As such, locking down credible talent is a must, and for Assassin’s Creed, that talent came in the form of Oscar-nominated Michael Fassbender, who also doubled as producer for the flick.
If all goes well, Assassin’s Creed could be the film to usher in an era of video game movie adaptations — at least that’s what Ubisoft is hoping. But how much confidence do they have in this project? Are they planning this whole thing one at a time, or did they make this one with a plan for a much bigger story.
Speaking with Cinema Blend, Fassbender discussed whether or not we’d see his character Callum Lynch in future films.
"This is the sort of origin of his story. We have an idea of where he's going to go over the next two films. We kind of did a three-film arc. We'll wait and see how people respond to this, but for sure, we have an idea of where he's going to go next."
So there you have it. As expected, they have this film franchise planned for three films. Though they aren’t exactly putting the cart before the horse. As Fassbender stated, they will be waiting to see audience reaction, and to be honest, they may have a lot to worry about. It was bad enough that their release is only a week after Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, but given that Rogue One is actually getting glowing reactions from critics and fans, there may be a lot of ticket sales the Star Wars film pulls from Assassin’s Creed.
The one big wild card here will be if the film is critically beloved. If that’s the case, it may stand a chance to do well in the long box office run. We’ll have to wait and see.
Do you think Assassin’s Creed will pave the way for a trilogy, or is Rogue One too much of a juggernaut? Let us know your thoughts down below!
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SOURCE: Cinema Blend