‘Assassin’s Creed’ Sequel Already In The Works | Film News
Michael Fassbender‘s turn as a free-running, hood-wearing, sword-wielding, Spanish assassin in Assassin’s Creed won’t hit cinema screens until December but a sequel has already been confirmed.
Ubisoft Motion Pictures are hoping this will be a film to not just reinvigorate their own video game franchise, which has fallen into a slump recently, but that it will be a film to break the curse of mediocrity that plagues video game film adaptions.
By commissioning a sequel before the first one is even out, Ubisoft have given their ultimate stamp of approval. But seeing as we know virtually nothing of serious consequence about the narrative of Assassin’s Creed, don’t expect any such information on the sequel to be forthcoming.
All we know about the first film is that Michael Fassbender will play Callum Lynch: a man abducted by Abstergo Industries to relive his 15th Century Spanish ancestor’s memories in a futuristic technology known as the Animus.
Whilst reliving the memories of his ancestor, Aguilar, he will uncover a secret war waged across human history between factions known as the Assassins and the Templars. He will also learn that Abstergo are the modern front for the Templars.
Fassbender’s Macbeth director Justin Kurzel is heading up this project, and according to The Tracking Board, while Fassbender will return there is no word whether Kurzel will as well.
Assassin’s Creed is aiming for a December 21 release but there is no trailer as of yet.
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