Ubisoft doesn’t have high hopes for the upcoming Assassin’s Creed movie, based on the game of the same name.
The Assassin’s Creed movie may have a tough hill to climb, as do all video games turned movies. However, Ubisoft Motion Pictures does not think the movie will be a monetary success or more accurately does not need it to be.
I’m sure the film studio wants to make as much money as possible like all companies. But it appears the main goal of the studio is to be to spread word of the Assassin’s Creed brand and franchise.
Approaching a movie in this fashion is interesting. Video game movies have traditionally been very bad with the exception of Mortal Kombat, because let’s face it, that movie is awesome. The approach which focuses on exposure, could stay closer to source material even if it is silly and just embrace it.
However, this frightens me because Ubisoft is totally disregarding the movie before it is out. It is like saying “well I don’t care that I lost the game because I wasn’t even trying.” Ubisoft should have faith in their movie and say it will be great. While they get the bonus of exposing people to the brand.
The people behind the movie are very capable of making a good movie. It stars Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, and Jeremy Irons. The movie is directed by Justin Kurzel who is hot off the film adaptation of Macbeth. The story in the franchise surround a very good secret world government, which is set in a historical location. They are full of historical places, people, and events for all history buffs like myself.
Assassin’s Creed has all it needs to be a successful movie. We will have to wait until December 21st to see if it can live up the the fan’s expectations and become the first truly great video game movie.