Folks behind the video game movie Assassin’s Creed have confirmed plans to make a trilogy. According to IGN, Michael Fassbender, the protagonist of the movie and producer, unveiled that the team has begun working on a sequel.
“It’s not a one-off. Everybody expects that this movie will continue,” said producer Pat Crowley.
In the interview with IGN, Crowley clarified the franchise’s reason for not using characters established in the game titles. Over the years, in movies based on games, the storylines were similar. “We essentially did them all on our own because we wanted to have an original script, it’s a movie that’s based on the game, but it’s not a movie that is the game.”
Crowley also confirmed that Assassin’s Creed will be featuring more of the present timeline (65%) and less time for the Animus world set during 15th century Spain (35%). This also indicates that the past storyline would be carried on a later sequel.
“It was about trying to inject a new character who can have some sort of relationship with the game perhaps in the future,” director Justin Kurzel said. “It was essentially about finding a character that was fresh. It’s an origin story too. It’s about a man that doesn’t realize he’s an Assassin in the present day and discovers that and discovers skills and discovers an identity and discovers that he’s part of a tribe. That became the real focus that we concentrated on. We needed, especially in the present day, a character that enabled us to do that.”
The movie is on the verge of creating its own plot but has revealed that it will refer to weapons, equipment, and other apparels from the game. Some have already been shown in official pictures and the initial trailer.
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