As one of the films Co-Producers and primary actors, you would presume that actor Michael Fassbender has a passing familiarity with the five game long franchise. In a recent interview with TheDailyBeast, Fassbender explains that he have yet to play a single one.
When asked how the project was progressing he states “That’s definitely happening. We’re just developing the script at the moment“. He goes on to reveal “I’d heard of it but had never played the game. I don’t have a video game player“. Not encouraging words. Most films based on games have very little in common with the source material, but a universe set around hoping around time via genetic memory does sound like a good concept for a film as well as a game.
Fassbender closes by saying “I met up with the guys from Ubisoft and they told me the story behind it, and I thought it was very interesting—the idea of reliving memories“. This is a rather vague statement, as reliving memory doesn’t have to involve ever leaving a present day setting. One question about the film is if it will be canon within the games universe, or its own thing sitting outside of it?
With the movie still in pre-production there is plenty of time for the project to go in the right direction, or indeed the wrong. With at least a few years to go let’s hope he sits down to play one or two of the games when he has the time.
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