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ASSASSIN’S CREED: Release Date Gets Pushed Back to 2016

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Assassin’s Creed Release Pushed Back. The eagerly awaited film adaptation of the hugely popular Ubisoft game series has been pushed back. Though, originally slated for an August 2015 release, the film has been pushed back for a 2016 release.

Assassins Creed is a historical fiction open world video game. The first game of the series was released in 2007 and it has since released many sequels, gaining a huge following in the process. Assassins Creed is a big part of Ubisoft’s, the French game publishers, portfolio, and as such, was expected to be one of six reported games to be adapted for the big screen. With Far Cry, Ghost Recon, Watch Dogs, Splinter Cell, and Rabbids set to complete the list.

The film has been delayed due to continuous changes in the script, which is to be expected given the complicated nature of the game series. Michael Fassbender, of X-men fame is set to star in the film adaptation. Fassbender was eager to assure fans that the film would stay true to the video game while also adding a fresh approach for the un-initiated, adding, “we also want to bring new elements to it and perhaps our own vision of things that already exist in the game.”

The original storyline involved a bartender (played by Fassbender) being abducted by a large corporation and being installed into a machine called ‘the animus’ with the intention of allowing him to relive the memories of his ancestors, so that corporation may, themselves, retrieve powerful artifacts.

Though, given the recent script changes, there is a fair chance that some of the story will be changed, perhaps in an attempt to make the film easier to understand. However, as it stands, the Assassins Creed franchise is one of a few successful game franchises that continuously push the envelope in terms of game development and as such the prospect of releasing a film related to it should dealt with carefully.

After all, very rarely does a movie based on a game have much success.

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Sources: Imdb, The Hollywood ReporterDeadline, Gamespot

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