Michael Fassbender is on board for “Assassin’s Creed” movies sequel. Reports are already making the rounds for a possible sequel but it will not open until December this year.
The Tracking Board has enough details to make us believe that the sequel is finally happening. The site reports that New Regency is “officially” underway with the plans for a sequel starring the two-time Academy Award nominee, Michael Fassbender.
“That the studio is already laying the groundwork for the sequel is hardly surprising, given the international appeal of both the game and its star, Fassbender,” the site reported. “But skeptics of video game-based films may interpret this move as a sign of confidence from those involved that, unlike previous attempts to bring popular video game properties to the big screen, Assassin’s Creed could not only work–but thrive.”
The source also notes that there are familiar names in the production team, with Jean-Julien Baronnet producing for Ubisoft Motion Pictures, Frank Marshall producing through his Kennedy-Marshall Company, while Fassbender and Conor McCaughan will produce through their DMC Films shingle. The source further states that Matt Phelps will oversee for Ubisoft, while Pam Abdy will oversee for New Regency.
The Gamespot notes that making “franchises out of video game properties” have had mixed results before. “The Resident Evil” and “Tomb Raider” film franchises had multiple instalments.
“Assassin’s Creed” is set to open on Dec. 21, 2016, just a week after the release Star Wars spinoff “Rogue One”.
Sources note that Ubisoft has many more films in the pipeline. The awaiting films on the list are “Far Cry”, “Rabbids”, “Watch Dogs”, “Splinter Cell”, and “Ghost Recon”.
The X-Men Apocalypse star, Fassbender, cites “The Matrix” as an inspiration for the Assassin’s Creed film.
“This idea of DNA memory elevates it from a basic fantasy genre [piece], because you have something an audience can actually believe in,” he said. “Then the journey becomes so much more elevated, because you’re on board in a different way.”