The Assassin's Creed movie will "respect the game" that it's based on, actor Michael Fassbender, who's starring and producing the movie, has said.
"There's so much cool stuff in the game that we're actually spoiled for choice in terms of what we can use and what we can't, but we also want to bring new elements to it and perhaps our own version of things that already exist in the game," Fassbender told IGN in an interview. "But we're definitely making a feature film, and we're approaching it as a feature film, as opposed to approaching it as a video game."
Fassbender added that though he doesn't play many video games, he loves the Assassin's Creed world, and that he was interested in making it into a movie ever since he met with Ubisoft and was introduced the series' main conceit: being able to experience the past through the DNA we share with our ancestors.
The movie was previously delayed to August 2015, and there were rumors that Fassbender left the project, but he said that they are not true and that the writers are still working on the script.
Justin Kurzel, who recently directed Fassbender in Macbeth, is attached to direct the Assassin's Creed movie.
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.
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|Emanuel Maiberg is a freelance writer. You can follow him on Twitter @emanuelmaiberg and Google+.|
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