Having experienced some delays, the Assassin’s Creed movie is set to begin filming this September, according to actor Michael Fassbender. We heard last year that the movie’s script was undergoing “several rewrites” and back in January, it was given a December 2016 release window. We’re not sure if that release window is concrete, but at least filming will begin in September. Speaking to Comingsoon.net, Fassbender said with reference to the delays:
You say it’s a long time but what I’ve found–it’s all new to me but starting to develop scripts and work on them, they take time. It just takes time to get a good story together and we really want to do it right. It’s exciting. It’s going to start this year, we’ll be filming in September.
Fassbender didn’t go into details about his role, however. But he did say that figuring out which games and time periods to base the movie on is a “challenge of something that’s so dense.”
That’s always the challenge of something that’s so dense, to really find something and pare it down and basically, there are so many elements to it, so trying to translate that to an audience, you have to pick key things. So yes, that is part of it, getting through the density of it and paring down and engaging a simple story.
We’ve previously heard rumors that Fassbender will be playing the role of Desmond Miles, but it seems that won’t necessarily be the case.
Who do you think Fassbender should portray and which game/time period should the movie be based on?