Assassin's Creed movie delayed

Fox shifts upcoming movie based on popular game series from June to August 2015.

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20th Century Fox has announced (via The Hollywood Reporter) that the upcoming Assassin's Creed movie has been delayed two months, shifting from June 19, 2015 to August 7, 2015.

The movie will star Michael Fassbender (Inglourious Basterds, 12 Years a Slave) in a leading role, though it remains unclear which character from the Assassin's Creed franchise he will portray.

Fassbender--who has never played the games but enjoys the plot--is the only talent officially attached to the movie so far. Neither a director nor a supporting cast have been announced.

Ubisoft has a total of six movies in the pipeline. In addition to Assassin's Creed, the French publisher is making movies based on its Far Cry, Rabbids, Watch Dogs, Splinter Cell, and Ghost Recon franchises. In all instances, Ubisoft will retain creative control.

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is the latest entry in the action-adventure series and was released on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, and PC last month. Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions are available today, ahead of their respective platforms' release.

Discussion

41 comments
siruszero
siruszero

I find it funny that no one has mentioned Hitman as another video game adaption nightmare. After all, it did set Timothy Olyphont's career back to the stone age. Even though I enjoy the Assassins Creed games while waiting for better titles to hit the shelves, I wont be playing them any longer if Ubisoft Motion Pictures is the next company to place a tombstone in the video-game-to-movie graveyard.

AllHailTheSith
AllHailTheSith

Just as long as they keep Uwe Boll AS FAR AWAY FROM THIS AS POSSIBLE, it might not completely suck.  It still probably won't be very good, but Fassbender is an awesome actor and one of my fav's.  He just might salvage it. 

DAP2010
DAP2010

will they release it every year and bore everyone to death with the lack of imagination in it? i can imagine what the movie will be about - tail someone, steal from someone, kill someone. Then move on to the next person. chase, tail, steal kill him. repeat over and over again until your popcorn runs out

tightwad34
tightwad34

Truly do not care if this movie ever comes out. It will be the same old Hollywood shit. Predictable as hell with the good guy winning.  Unless the throw a 180 at us and the protagonist is the bad guy. Still wouldn't make it good.

soulless4now
soulless4now

Good, nothing worthwhile ever comes out in August...oh wait...

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

To be fair, Superman/Batman, The Avengers 2, and Inside Out are Blockbusters summer movies for May-July 2015 so this is a smart move release AC August 7 2015 and Star Wars episode 7 won't be release until December 18 2015 so it will give AC a much better time to get the hype.

quidditch3
quidditch3

The release date is so far away what does a two month delay really matter

StHapns247
StHapns247

Isn't the new Star Wars movie supposed to come out in 2015? If I were a film producer I wouldn't release a movie within 6 months after that monster comes out.

LADIES_MAN_2013
LADIES_MAN_2013

Oh ubisoft, why don't you stick to what you're good at and continue to make good games.... oh wait, you don't make good games anymore. :p

Ok fine, make the shitty movies then. :D

themc_7
themc_7

meh. It's too far away to feel anything. 

tom_cat_01
tom_cat_01

Here;s my prediction: it's gonna suck.

raddys2001
raddys2001

Prince of persia, Silent Hill, Super Mario Bros just to give you the track record of movies based on video games that suck

BelaidKL
BelaidKL

Given the huge catalogue of films hitting cinema in Summer 2015... I'm hardly surprised this was pushed back to the weakest month of that season

Adavanter
Adavanter

It's an outstanding idea for a plot... Fassbender is ridiculously talented. There's no reason why this can't be a great movie... It doesn't even really have to cover any ground in the game other than maybe Abstergo. To me this is one of the few full proof videogame movies. That said... of course they can screw it up :(

All I know is... lose Fassbender and lose my hope with it.

HapiJoel
HapiJoel

Was really hoping this would just go away...

Lhomity
Lhomity

A 2 month delay for a date in 2015.


Zzzzzzzzz zzz zzz

vadagar1
vadagar1

hmmmmmmmmmm

i dont knowwww

EliOli
EliOli

I like Michael Fassbender.  He's a good actor and I've never seen him in a bad movie myself.  Hopefully this is indicative of the Assassin's Creed movie.  Movies based on video games have not had a good track record.

Xirtahm
Xirtahm

@StHapns247 Star Wars VII is coming out December 18, 2015.  It won't have any affect on any of the summer tentpole titles, so Assassin's Creed is safe from that.

LJNkickstarter
LJNkickstarter

@tom_cat_01 Ofcourse it will, I mean it's a movie based from a video game.. Shheezz they never learn and people still buying this crap.

endorbr
endorbr

@raddys2001 Prince of Persia was an alright movie.  At least good enough to not be lumped in with Silent Hill and Super Mario Bros.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@Lhomity Aside from Warcraft/Star Wars that both open on the same day in Dec. 2015, I don't know about any other movies I'd like to watch in 2015. This delay isn't long and there's nothing saying how it could affect the movie, so it's still in the "might be good/might be bad" category.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@EliOli I've never seen him in a bad movie either, but I tend not to watch bad movies. An actor can only do so much, so I hope Ubisoft doesn't mess this up.

soulless4now
soulless4now

@endorbr PoP was entertaining. Heck my mom loves it and she doesn't even know it's based on a game. lol 

Xirtahm
Xirtahm

@endorbr @raddys2001 Actually, to be fair, the first Silent Hill movie had the absolute best production values and art direction of any video game adaptation ever made.  I mean, the movie LOOKED exactly how the games looked, and the use of Akira Yamaoka's original score was just plain fantastic.

The problem we had with it was the god-awful script and horrific acting from some of the cast.  They got it to LOOK great, but they completely forgot to hire a writer that had as much passionate love for the series as director Christophe Gans.

Xirtahm
Xirtahm

@helldragonzer @raddys2001 Even though the RE movies skewed WAAAAAAY off course from the games, I'd be lying if I said they weren't goofy-fun guilty pleasure flicks.  :D