Assassins Creed movie announced for 2016


Assassins Creed is an Xbox 360 game created by Ubisoft

by Laynie Duplantis, Staff Writer

Xbox gamers all over the world are anxiously awaiting December 21, 2016. Assassins Creed the movie was supposed to be released in August of this year, but the release date was pushed back to the end of next year to provide more time for script writing and filming.

The film will be starring Michael Fassbender, who was featured in “Prometheus” and the most recent “X-Men” movies. Justin Kurzel, who also directed “Snowtown,” will be directing the Assassins Creed movie. The project itself was announced back in 2012, and it is rumored that Robert Downey Junior may make an appearance in the film.¬†This film will be Ubisoft Motion Pictures’ first film, but they are interested¬†in adapting Far Cry and Watch Dogs as well.

“Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time” is looked at as a failure as far as video game-movie adaptations go, due to the fact it only brought in $90 million. But it actually fell second place behind 2001’s “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.” The last major game adaptation was 2014’s “Need For Speed” which brought in $43 million.

Without a doubt the Assassins Creed film adaptation is going to be a huge success, given that the Assassins Creed games are one of the most popular video game series. Since the video games contain obscene language and violence, it will more than likely be rated PG-13. Gamers all over the globe are hoping it will be a faithful adaptation to the game in the series it will be based off of, but we’ll have to wait until 2016 to see.