According to The Tracking Board, a sequel to the upcoming Assassin’s Creed movie is already in the works. Michael Fassbender is on board for the follow-up film. The film will also see a number of key production workers returning to continue working on the series.
"That the studio is already laying the groundwork for the sequel is hardly surprising, given the international appeal of both the game and its star, Fassbender," the site reported. "But skeptics of video game-based films may interpret this move as a sign of confidence from those involved that, unlike previous attempts to bring popular video game properties to the big screen, Assassin’s Creed could not only work--but thrive."
Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot recently stated the films "all-star" cast (Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, and Brendan Gleeson), its "outstanding" director Justin Kurzel, along with its production partners, give the film a chance to become one of year's biggest hits. It will certainly be interesting to see if the film adaptation can set a new standard for video game movies.
We recently found out that the Assassin’s Creed video game series will be taking a year off and returning in 2017. Assassin's Creed opens on December 21, 2016, one week after Star Wars Spinoff Rogue One is released. Recently, Fassbender noted the Matrix as an inspiration for the Assassin's Creed film.
Fassbender also stated that the Assassin's Creed film wont use too many CG effects. The film will include the franchise's trademark "leap of faith" jumps. Ubisoft has many other movies in development, including Rabbids, Far Cry, Watch Dogs, Splinter Cell and Ghost Recon.
It will be interesting to see how the film does this winter and whether it will see success and popularity.