Assassin's Creed Is Probably Going to Be a Movie Now

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#51 Posted by FoxMulder (1570 posts) -

meh.... I'll just play the games.

#52 Posted by EXCellR8 (96 posts) -

*yawn*

#53 Posted by probablytuna (3446 posts) -

I think this, and Mass Effect, offer some of the most fleshed out universes that can be adapted into film. They don't even need to tell the story of the games they're based on or even the characters because the lore is so strong. Granted, the narrative in Assassin's Creed has become way too convoluted and might need some trimming down before going on the big screen. My only wish would be to see them focus more in past ages than in modern times. And even if it sucks we always have the awesome games to go back to.

#54 Posted by benpicko (1924 posts) -

This could be very good. Very good.

#55 Posted by Branthog (7332 posts) -

No. I'm so fucking worn out by Ezio. It was a stretch to drag out Ezio's story for the second second game and I'm really not looking forward to the third second game of Ezio. And then definitely not a movie on top of all of that. Otherwise, it has enough concept that it could probably make a decent movie in and of itself, with the right writer.

#56 Posted by Rawrnosaurous (768 posts) -

They should just essentially make the first movie basically exactly like AC 1, just remove desmonds storyline being interwoven and the fact that it's in the animus until the very end so as to set up a sequel and effectively have a nice complete story, so that you don't need to have seen it to watch the inevitable sequel.

#57 Posted by Kasswara (178 posts) -

This could be good.

#58 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (4859 posts) -

I thought that short film they made for Assassin's Creed 2 was pretty alright.

#59 Posted by nerdsbeware (223 posts) -

As long as it's better than the Prince of Persia movie, I'd go see it. I think there is a good enough story to the games that they could do something cool with it.

#60 Posted by Ragdrazi (2283 posts) -

@Snail said:

I would also prefer if this movie focused in either the Altair story or that time-period, because

  • a) It would have none of the DaVinci shenanigans, and would probably be a "stealthier" movie
  • b) I much prefer the Altair character over Ezio

Yep. The Holy Land just works better as a setting for a story that is essentially about the clash between religion and secular humanism. Altair was always a better character too.

#61 Posted by Undeadpool (4870 posts) -

Nobody took comic book movies seriously until Blade came along...will this be the "Blade" of videogame movies? Prooooobably not, but we can always hope!

#62 Posted by UnbreakableVow (45 posts) -

Before I jump onboard with Ubisoft's whole "We'll do it ourselves" approach to video game filmmaking, they need to come out and say whether or not Prince of Persia was the inspiration behind it, and whether they saw that as a success and a step in the right direction, or a failing and something they want to prevent from happening again.

Because Prince of Persia is some of the worst garbage I've ever watched.

#63 Posted by Marasescu (2 posts) -

öhhh guys, there is already an indian AC ripoff in the works, feast your eyes on this ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2GU-4Bl-kA&feature=youtu.be

And lets all wait for the impending lawsuite :)

#64 Posted by Eyz (451 posts) -

Hope it's at least as good and fun as Prince of Persia. Which was the only good game-to-film adaptation ever done.

Though, call it good or bad, I still have a soft spot for both Mario and the Van Damme Street Fighter movie :P

#65 Posted by GloriousDinosaur (423 posts) -

@liquidmatt said:

I love this idea, if its done right, AC has all the narrative interest for a good film makeover

#66 Posted by CloneTrooper (65 posts) -

You know, this could work....

If they leave established canon alone and set the film in somewhere we haven't explored...perhaps a movie about the history of the order, or about a group of Assassins working in 2012 against Abstergo.

I just want them to leave the game canon alone and turn their attention to other parts of the AC Universe that could do with a good fleshing out on screen...with subtle ties to the games in there for the uber-fans

#67 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6077 posts) -

Whenever you hear of a game being made into a movie, it's always followed by:"If it's done right it can be great." Problem is, it's never done right.

#68 Posted by skrutop (3615 posts) -

I don't understand the desire to make movies out of games, because I'd rather play Assassin's Creed than watch it. That being said, I don't have a problem with them making it. I'm not going to see it, anyway.

#69 Posted by UltimAXE (346 posts) -

@c_sheridan said:

I doubt they leave much of the Eden stuff in, but I think that's the only way it would be interesting. Sort of an Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark thing for the Pieces of Eden.

Christ, I hope not. It was okay at the end of AC1, but in AC2 where they're all like

I was about ready to check out with the series.

If this does happen, I wouldn't want it to be a high flying adventure with a cooky comic relief side kick. I'd want it set in a single city and handled more like a crime drama or detective story with political intrigue and junk.

#70 Posted by Marz (5609 posts) -

If they don't get Kristen Bell to play Lucy in the movie..... then the movie has already failed
 

#71 Posted by MachoFantastico (4307 posts) -

Kristen Bell as Lucy is an obvious must, but getting a good Ezio is going to be difficult. Please oh please not Statham.

#72 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19175 posts) -

These things never happen.

#73 Posted by barrbarr (8 posts) -

Lets hope that they skip Assassins Creed and just go right into Assassins Creed 2

#74 Posted by Matfei90 (1288 posts) -

Vinny for Ezio!

#75 Posted by Puck (50 posts) -

Get Jennifer Aniston and Ryan Reynolds and turn it into a Romantic Comedy.

#76 Posted by Skrapshak (3 posts) -

I have to admit, I can't wait to see the reboot of the franchise that Sony pictures will make 10 years after they release the first AC film.

#77 Posted by Mars_Cleric (1587 posts) -

yawn

#78 Posted by MeatSim (10606 posts) -

Well this is a bad idea but that has never stopped most movies from being made.

#79 Posted by Rekt_Hed (835 posts) -

Ryan Davis would have to have a cameo as like one of the blacksmiths that gives ezio a upgrade and says 'this blade just makes me want to uh uh uh uh uno'

#80 Edited by Roger778 (949 posts) -

Ezio Auditore Da Firenze is a terrific hero, and very well developed. He's one of the best leading characters I've ever had the privilege to meet in a an action game. Altair wasn't bad, but Ezio was more likable in my opinion. If they do make a Assassin's Creed movie, then I would love for Ezio to be the lead hero. Since Assassin's Creed 2 was set in Rennaisance Italy, then I think they could do a good job recreating the time period, plus the costumes would be amazing, too. That's my preference, but I will be happy with whatever UbiSoft, and Hollywood choose to do.

#81 Posted by mjkirkham (2 posts) -

This could be great.

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