Watch: Behind-the-Scenes 'Assassin's Creed' Video with Fassbender
"The Assassin's Creed universe is a cinematic experience - the action sequences are massive…" Fox has released the new featurette originally shown during E3 for the video game adaptation Assassin's Creed, starring Michael Fassbender as Aguilar. This has been in the works for a while and is being prepped for a Christmas release. While there are interviews with Fassbender and director Justin Kurzel, neither of them talk about overcoming the stigma of being a video game adaptation, which is still an issue especially after Warcraft. Instead, they focus on talking up how exciting the movie will be and how "massive" it all looks. Which is great, but I wish they would talk more about all of these challenges. That said, this still looks cool.
Here's the behind-the-scenes E3 featurette for Justin Kurzel's Assassin's Creed, from Fox's YouTube:
Assassin's Creed, created by Patrice Desilets & Jade Raymond back in 2007, is an award winning historical fiction action-adventure open world stealth video game series that as of 2012 consists of five main games. The focus is on a protagonist character, an assassin, who usually wears a hooded outfit, which became the focus of their latest marketing campaign for AC: Revelations. The movie based on Assassin's Creed is being directed by Australian filmmaker Justin Kurzel, of The Snowtown Murders and Macbeth previously. The screenplay has credits for Bill Collage, Adam Cooper and Michael Lesslie. It was filmed around Malta. 20th Century Fox will release Assassin's Creed in theaters everywhere this December 21st. First impressions?