– by Joseph Jammer Medina

While WARCRAFT may be performing pretty admirably on the international front, there’s no hiding the fact that a $24 million domestic opening is a bit of a disappointment for a movie with a $160 million budget. If there is anything the past decade has proven, it’s that audiences are very much swayed by critical creation to their blockbusters, and the buzz for WARCRAFT just wasn’t all that great. The film that seemed poised to kick off the new era of video game movie adaptations kinda whiffed. 

Next up to bat this December is ASSASSIN’S CREED, a film based on the hit Ubisoft video game series. If there was a film with everything in its favor, it’s this one. Not only has it been the pet project of Academy Award nominee Michale Fassbender, but it’s a co-production from the very video game studio that brought it to life on the small screen. Like Marvel Studios before it, if there is one company that can get their own game right, it’s the company that birthed it into the world (then again, the same thing happened with WARCRAFT). However, above all else, it is a property that lends itself to the big screen adaptation. It’s heavy on story, and heavy on action and cool visuals. We got a sneaking suspicion that this is the film video game fans have been waiting for. 

It’s E3 week, and while this is a movie, the studio is taking advantage of the film’s video game origins with an E3 Behind the Scenes video.

Check it out below!

“Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day.

ASSASSIN’S CREED stars Academy Award® nominee Michael Fassbender (X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, 12 YEARS A SLAVE) and Academy Award winner Marion Cotillard (THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, LA VIE EN ROSE). The film is directed by Justin Kurzel (SNOWTOWN, MACBETH); produced by New Regency, Ubisoft Motion Pictures, DMC Films and Kennedy/Marshall; co-financed by RatPac Entertainment and Alpha Pictures; and distributed by 20th Century Fox.”

ASSASSIN’S CREED hits theaters on December 21, 2016!

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SOURCE: 20th Century Fox

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.