Can videogame movies beat out superhero movies? The powers that be in Hollywood are giving these movies a shot, as evidenced by the Assassin’s Creed movie and the earlier released World of Warcraft movie. Assassin’s Creed made nearly twice its budget (not including marketing costs) and WoW had a high gross thanks to interest in markets like China. If you want to watch the assassins creed full movie, just click the link. At any rate, like the superhero movie genre before it, videogame movies are getting their ups and downs. Through these growing pains, they’ll perhaps end up with a super hit soon a la what they got from the greatest videogame movie, Wreck-It Ralph (although this videogame movie isn’t an adaptation of an existing videogame property).
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- SPOILERS AHEAD. Michael Fassbender of X-Men: First Class fame plays Callum Lynch. He’s an prisoner headed straight to death row who eventually finds himself with Abstergo Industries after his execution that never actually took place. This company is actually a front for The Knights Templar. The legally dead “dead man walking” has no loved ones to speak of, so he’s forced to relive his ancestor’s memories back in the year 1491.
- His ancestor is Aguilar de Nerha from Spain. He’s an Assassin who did his duty during The Spanish Inquisition’s takeover on the Fall of Granada. This is actually quite canonical to the game, which means the movie takes place in the same universe as the game rather than being an Alternate Continuity as in the case of Super Mario Bros. the Movie or Street Fighter the Movie.
- The Animus of the movie specifically happens during the same time as Assassin’s Creed II. “Discovery” occurs back in 1491, so it’s the same setting as the cinematic equivalent of the game. With that said, it makes perfect sense to adapt Assassin’s Creed of all games to the Big Screen. Like “The Last of Us” or “Five Nights at Freddy’s”, “Assassin’s Creed” already has cinematic elements to it that allows for smoother movie adaptation.