Assassin's Creed: The movie, set to release on December 21, 2016, is already raising the bar on how to turn a video game into a movie, as director
Justin Kurzel (the alum of Macbeth) takes every possible step towards breaking the curse cast on video game movies. The makers pulled no stops in the production of the film, from bringing on board a stellar cast to having a budget of a whopping 125-200 million dollars, they had it all covered.
Michael Fassbender, the lead actor who plays the role of Callum Lynch- a new character exclusively created for this movie- had never played the video game but to compensate rehearsed for a month and a half to fall into the shoes of the character. Also, the writers and director are introducing new characters into the movie but into the same world as the video games, which probably is a good idea since most times video game characters don't fit the mold in their cinematic form, leading to disappointment.
Introducing a new character has allowed the makers a foot in both doors while creating some suspense for the audience. Although the movie won't retell any storylines from the game, it doesn't lose its essence for the plot as Callum Lynch discovers his ancestor Aguilar through a new age technology that unlocks “genetic memory.” He relives Aguilar's adventures as an 'Assassin' in 15th Century Spain, through which he learns immense knowledge and skill to oppose the age-old enemies of the Assassins, known as the Templars, in the present day.
This upcoming action-adventure film bases its storyline on its namesake video game series. With the following stars, Michael Fassbender,
Jeremy Irons, Michael Kenneth Williams, Brian Gleeson,
Ariane Labed and cast members Justin Kurzel, Arnon Milchan, Didier Lupfer, Michael Fassbender,
Frank Marshall, Jean-Julien Baronnet, and Pat Crowley, the movie is all set to break records.