Fassbender does note that there are “certain things” from the game to be respected.
For all the criticism against the song choice in the trailer, the trailer for Ubisoft’s film adaptation of Assassin’s Creed looks pretty cool. How much of it is set in the present as compared to the past though?
According to executive producer Pat Crowley in conversation with IGN, 65 percent of the film is set in the present day while 35 percent is set in the past. The “past” in the film will be 15th century Spain also known as the Spanish Inquisition. It should be interesting change especially since Assassin’s Creed titles are mostly set in the past.
Lead actor Michael Fassbender also noted that, “There are certain things that we absolutely want to respect in the game. 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.”
The Assassin’s Creed film is out in December. What are your thoughts on it primarily being composed of events in the present day? Let us know in the comments.