Assassin’s Creed movie will take place mostly in present time


The Assassin’s Creed games feature the past and present, with the past getting the bulk of the action. As for the movie, it’s going to be reversed. In an interview with IGN, executive producer Pat Crowley said that the Assassin’s Creed movie is going to take place 65% in the present and 35% in 15th century Spain.

So what’s the reasoning behind this? Actor Michael Fassbender said that they wanted to introduce new elements.

“There are certain things that we absolutely want to respect in the game,” he said. “But we also want to bring new elements to the game […] This isn’t a video game that we’re making. We’re trying to make a cinematic experience, so there are new things that we have to introduce.”

Fassbender will be playing two characters, Callum Lynch in the modern time and Aguillar, his ancestor.

The film is being directed by Justin Kurzel (Macbeth) and stars Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Brendan Gleeson, Jeremy Irons and Michael Kenneth Williams.

Assassin’s Creed hits theaters on December 21, 2016.

The Assassin’s Creed games are usually released each year. This year is a different story, and the reason for that is to give more focus to the film, especially the marketing.

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