In a recent interview, Michael Fassbender has given some details about the production of ‘Assassin’s Creed.’ In an interesting offhand comment, he compares it to ‘The Matrix‘. Since it has started shooting, Fassbender has been hyping the hell out of ‘Assassin’s Creed’ and with the film being based off a video game with a rich mythology, it really could be one of the standout adaptations created so far. With it being a bit more grounded than the epic fantasy of ‘Warcraft‘ (which is also heading to the big screen) it will be interesting to see how the two films will be so drastically different.
According to Fassbender, when creating the film it seems that a certain piece of cyberpunk was influential on how they ended up planning to bring it to life:
“I’ve always thought about The Matrix when we’ve approached this. This idea of DNA memory elevates it from a basic fantasy genre [piece], because you have something an audience can actually believe in. Then the journey becomes so much more elevated, because you’re on board in a different way.”
If ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ has proven anything, it’s that audiences truly love practical effects and the production of ‘Assassin’s Creed’ seems to embody that goal:
“There’s very little green screen in this, which is highly unusual in these films. We have stunt guys jumping across buildings in [Maltese capital] Valletta. We’ve got [stunt man] Damian Walters doing a 120-foot leap of faith, without any rope, into a bag, so it’s pretty incredible to see.”
This is one aspect that will be noticeably different than ‘Warcraft’ especially with how digital the film has been teased to be so far. I am eagerly looking forward to an adventure movie with this kind of scope and hope they can not only deliver on the mythology from the games but entertain audiences as well.
Are you looking forward to checking out ‘Assassin’s Creed’? Do you feel that the use of less green screen is the way to go? Share your thoughts below!
Assassin’s Creed follows a character by the name of Callum Lynch who, through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, is able to experience the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Knights Templar organization in the present day.
‘Assassin’s Creed’ will be sneaking into theaters just in time for Christmas on December 21st, 2016.