Ubisoft is confident Justin Kurzel’s live-action rendition of Assassin’s Creed will bring an end to Hollywood’s streak of middling video game adaptations.
At least, that’s according to Azaizi Aymar, Head of Content for the publisher’s lucrative AC franchise. Responding to one user’s claims that all movies based on video games inevitably result in critical and commercial duds, Aymar took to Twitter to throw his support behind the December release, claiming it will be the first film to break the mould.
@gourmetgamer Nope we can’t. There is always a first, like comic book adaptation. Assassin’s Creed will be that one, mark my words pal! 😉
— Azaïzia Aymar (@AymarMtl) May 16, 2016
Thrusting Michael Fassbender into the dual role of Callum Lynch/Aguilar, Assassin’s Creed largely takes place in the present day, exploring the nefarious Abstergo Industries. Justin Kurzel’s movie is by no means a one-off either, with Ubisoft Motion Pictures and New Regency keen to nurture a bona fide movie franchise.
Also starring Marion Cotillard, Ariane Labed, Michael K. Williams, Jeremy Irons and Brendan Gleeson, Assassin’s Creed dives into theatres on December 21.