Assassin’s Creed Movie Delayed To 2016
For the good or for the bad?
The Assassin’s Creed movie had me cautiously excited- although video game movies have universally sucked so far, this one looked a bit different. It had big name talent attached to it (Michael Fassbender), and it seemed like it was actually treating its source material seriously and with some respect. That, and Assassin’s Creed is actually the kind of game that would lend itself to a movie pretty damn well.
It was originally projected to release some time next year, but now it’s been delayed, which is a bit of a bummer. The delay is because the movie seems to be suffering in development, having suffered multiple script rewrites and production issues; the success of Days of Future Past, the X-Men movie from earlier this year, also mean that Fox is more interested in exploiting the X-Men property by striking when the iron is hot, meaning that that has also probably diverted some resources from the Assassin’s Creed movie.
Oh well. I guess I’ll say the same thing I say when games are delayed- take your time, as long as you deliver a compelling product.