Michael Fassbender Says 'Assassin's Creed' Will Be Like 'The Matrix'

Monday, 08 February 2016 - 8:18PM
Monday, 08 February 2016 - 8:18PM
Michael Fassbender Says 'Assassin's Creed' Will Be Like 'The Matrix'
In case you were unaware, upcoming video game adaptation Assassin's Creed is a science fiction movie. The movie is not merely a depiction of an assassin from centuries ago, but like the game, it will feature a complex storyline where a man in the present is able to access his assassin ancestor's memories and relive them. Therefore, the film takes place on two fronts, which star Michael Fassbender likens to an all-time sci-fi classic: The Matrix. The star tells Empire

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"I've always thought about The Matrix when we've approached this. This idea of DNA memory elevates it from a basic fantasy genre [film], 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."
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But just because it features a world within a world storyline like The Matrix, that doesn't mean the movie will be full of CGI like that film was. Instead, Fassbender claims the production took an old-fashioned approach with practical effects, which are kind of en vogue at the moment:

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"There's very little green screen in this, which is highly unusual in these films. We have stunt guys jumping across buildings in 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."
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The movie wrapped filming last month, and by the sounds of what Fassbender is selling, it could end up being the best video game adaptation ever. Granted, that isn't saying a ton, but as of right now we're pretty excited to see Assassin's Creed this December.
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