Michael Fassbender on Assassin's Creed: It’s kinda like 'The Matrix'

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Feb 8, 2016

We’re still holding our breath to get a peek at Michael Fassbender’s Assassin’s Creed film, but now the star is at least giving us some hints at what to expect.

In a conversation with Empire, Fassbender opened up about the approach they’ll be taking with the action in this video game adaptation, and he dug deep for a nice sci-fi reference to give fans a touchstone. Fassbender noted they do use a bit of green screen, but much of the action is old-school, with guys flying around on wires with a gorgeous (real) city as the backdrop. It also sounds like they're keeping some of the elements from the video game, though there will obviously be some changes between mediums.

Check out an excerpt from his comments below:

“I’ve always thought about The Matrix when we’ve approached this. This idea of DNA memory elevates it from a basic fantasy genre [piece], because you have something an audience can actually believe in. Then the journey becomes so much more elevated, because you’re on board in a different way… There’s very little green screen in this, which is highly unusual in these films. We have stunt guys jumping across buildings in (Maltese capital) Valletta. We’ve got (stunt man) Damian Walters doing a 120-foot leap of faith, without any rope, into a bag, so it’s pretty incredible to see.”

Assassin’s Creed is set to open Dec. 21.

Do you like the direction they seem to be taking the film? Can it break the typical video game movie curse?

(Via Empire)

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