Many Assassin’s Creed fan want to see how the franchise is going to look on the big screen. Well, Ubisoft Motion Pictures CEO Jean Julien Baronnet had some interesting information to share regarding the movie.
In an interview with French magazine, Premiere, Baronnet shared their vision of the movie, and that it is “modelled on features like Batman Begins or Blade Runner.”
“We told [Fassbender] that we were going to build the project together, that we have an enormous brand and we want to make a film modelled on features like Batman Begins or Blade Runner. That’s what we’re aiming for. We promised him that he could work with the scriptwriters, that we were going to bring him into all the key creative choices.”
He continued to say that the movie will split past and present scenes more evenly than the video games, since Assassin’s Creed games tend to focus more on the assassin himself, while going back to the present in brief moments.
“Assassin was complicated to develop, because you’re working with two time periods, one contemporary and one historical. With two heros, as you have Callum, the modern-day hero, and his ancestor Aguilar, who have two parallel stories which meet up. Generally in a film, you only have one hero. And with the link between the past and the present, you can’t have one of the stories taking precedence over the other. So structurally, it’s very complicated.”
Finally, he revealed that Ubisoft is investing a lot into the movie’s budget, which is around $150-$200 Million. Assassin’s Creed’s movie is scheduled for release next year.