Ubisoft strongly believes that the Assassin’s Creed Movie will break the trend of poor video game movies. Movies have a great record of being sub-par to their game counterparts. Assassin’s Creeds head of content, Azaizia Aymar has spoken up about their goals for achieving a brilliant Assassins Creed movie.
“What we’re trying to do is make sure the Assassin’s Creed DNA is respected. On top of all of that, we’re making sure we’re able to move forward on new inspirations and ideas. We want everything to feel legit. As you saw with the trailer, we think that part of the job has been done in a really nice way at the moment.”
Aymar also explained how the Assassin’s Creed Movie aims to appeal to a wider audience than just fans of the game series alone.
“The idea was if someone knows the franchise, we want them to see all the references and all the characters they love, but a newcomer should be able to get into the experience without feeling overwhelmed by all the information,” he explained.
“What we’ve been trying to do for years is avoid too many self-references. We kind of did the exact same thing with the movie. It has a nice balance of getting a really strong story with a new perspective.” If you want to know more you can read the full interview.
Assassin’s Creed Movie set to open December
The Assassin’s Creed movie features Oscar-winners Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons and Oscar nominee, Michael Fassbender. The movie is set to open on the 21st of December, One week after the Star Wars spin-off, Rogue One comes out.
The team from Ubisoft are breaking the trend and won’t be releasing an Assassin’s Creed game this year. Instead, they’re wanting to put more time and effort into the movie to bring it into the spotlight come December. Ubisoft executive, Alain Corre has also stated that they’re not expecting to make a lot of money from the Assassins Creed movie.
“It is a lot more a marketing thing. It’s also good for the image of the brand.” He explains. “We have our core fans, but what we would like is to put this franchise in front of a lot more people who, maybe, will then pick up future Assassin’s Creed games,” he added.
For those wanting more on the video game series of Assassin’s Creed, its rumored the next installment will be sometime 2017 and set in Egypt.