Ok, I’m officially hyped for the Assassin’s Creed movie. It’s not huge news, but it’s just another indication Ubisoft and the rest of the folks behind the Assassin’s Creed are going all in.
All of the historical scenes in the Assassin’s Creed movie will be shot in Spanish. Get your glasses. We’re going to be reading.
Director Justin Kurzel explains why they went with Spanish in the new issue of Total Film:
“I just love the fact [production company] New Regency embraced it,” says Kurzel. “We did play around with English as well, but it was really obvious what you wanted as soon as you went back and started speaking beautiful Spanish. It really adds an exoticness and richness to the film.”
Nice! The more I hear about Assassin’s Creed, the more I believe this will be the one that finally breaks the streak of bad video game movies. Yeah, the 65/35 percent split between present day and past isn’t ideal. But remember, the present day was garbage in the video games because of gameplay. Not necessarily story.
With a movie, transitions between present and past can be much faster than in a video game. It’s jarring in a game. Not so much in a movie. Plus, a 65/35 split isn’t that bad when you consider all the setup that’s going to have to happen. Getting Fassbender hooked up to the Animus, figuring out how to use it, his eventual escape (you know it’s happening) and so on.
So, language appropriate scenes join the ‘Leap of Faith’ and the Assassin’s Creed combat fans love from the games.
The pieces are in place for a solid movie. I’m crossing my fingers it will be. I want more Assassin’s Creed movies, but more importantly, more video game movies. Halo movie anyone?
Total Film’s latest issue comes out Friday. Pick up a copy for the full interview with Kurzel along with Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard and Jeremy Irons.
Assassin’s Creed’s release date is set for December 21, 2016. You’re playing with fire, Ubisoft. Five days after Rogue One? I hope you know what you’re doing.