Video game film adaptations have a bad track record, but that isn’t stopping Ubisoft from being positive.
The film industry has yet to turn a video game franchise into a successful film franchise. There have been a few adaptations that make money (Paul W.S. Anderson’s Resident Evil saga), but none have received critical praise. Many see adapting games into films a hopeless cause, but Ubisoft would disagree.
Taking to Twitter, Azaizi Aymar, head of content for the Assassin’s Creed franchise, brushed off the idea that all game-to-film adaptations are bad. Instead, Ayamar likened the Assassin’s Creed film to comic-book films and that there is a way to get it right.
@gourmetgamer Nope we can't. There is always a first, like comic book adaptation. Assassin's Creed will be that one, mark my words pal! 😉
— Azaïzia Aymar (@AymarMtl) May 16, 2016
Assassin’s Creed is Ubisoft’s first foray into the film industry and expand the franchise beyond games, comic books, and graphic novels. The film follows Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender), a career criminal rescued by Abstergo Industries to participate in the Animus Project. Through the Animus, Callum relives the memories of his ancestor, Aguilar de Nerha, an Assassin operating during the Spanish Inquisition. The film also stars Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons and Brendan Gleeson.
Assassin’s Creed opens December 21, 2016. Be sure to check out the world premiere trailer and see if you agree with Mr. Aymar.