Based on the popular video game series of the same name, Assassin’s Creed is the upcoming Michael Fassbender-starring blockbuster which takes a step back into the past. Fassbender stars as Callum Lynch, a man tasked with exploring the memories of his ancestor Aguilar - as Callum, in turn, discovers that he’s the descendant of a secret Assassins society. Assassin's Creed director Justin Kurzel is looking to break the "curse" that has plagued so many video game film adaptations in the past.
With many video game franchises not being able to survive past one or two movie releases, Assassin’s Creed is going to have to do quite well at the box office, if it aims to become one of the movie world’s heavy-hitters. Fassbender himself is hoping that all goes swimmingly, having now generally mapped out the multi-film story arc that the first Assassin's Creed movie is designed to kickoff.
Fassbender reveals his hopes for, eventually, an Assassin's Creed movie trilogy during an interview with Cinema Blend. Here is his exact quote on the matter:
“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.”
The news comes after Kurzel spoke about a potential Assassin's Creed sequel’s time period. Fassbender’s confirmation that a trilogy is already being tentatively planned suggests that some/most of the big stars of the fist Assassin's Creed movie - which, in addition to Fassbender, includes the Oscar-winners Jeremy Irons, Marion Cotillard, as well as Michael K. Williams - have signed contracts. tying them in for as long as their characters may survive in the franchise.
As mentioned, movies adapted from video games have a habit of disappointing audiences when they eventually hit the big screen. Couple that with the film's sizable budget (reportedly between $130-200 million) and Assassin’s Creed is going to have to rake in a nice profit to find itself being considered for more releases in the future. Early fan reactions have been largely positive - so if the film can maintain that forward momentum with both its critical reception and box office turnout, there may yet prove to be an Assassin's Creed film trilogy in the cards (as Fassbender is currently hoping for).
Source: Cinema Blend
- Assassin's Creed (2016) release date: Dec 21, 2016