NO, NOT THAT!: TURNING GAMES INTO MOVIES
You know Hollywood gets desparate when they go to drastic measures. In other words, taking any franchise that makes millions and turning it into studio gold. Unfortunately, in this case video games are the victims. Don't get me wrong! Despite the numerous misses there have been some seemingly successful films such as Battleship and maybe Hitman, if you could count any of these films as video games or even mildly a success.
Now here is another gamble at the box office with a highly admired and garnered franchise for gamers alike. Assasin's Creed is not your typical historical fiction with a plot twist. It takes sci-fi and conspiracy theories to another level that I could not begin to comprehend when first going through the initial game. Now that casting reigned in big names like Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, I have no idea what to think about this film. The mechanics and storyline is so dense that it might be a bit too hard to comprehend, not to mention all of the backstory that will have to be let out for viewers.
Just because you have a stellar cast does not mean your movie is going to reach for the stars. The screenwriters have to be precarious with this masculine story set in a time where religion dominated all. Since the gaming company Ubisoft has partial conrtol in the production of the film then it should at least be somewhat decent. But I don't have high hopes for it. Video games themselves having been upping their game to match the cinematic quality with their storytelling and gameplay. Turning a story that is so interactive into something so linear might be a dissappointment for some. But we shall find out for a 2016 release date!