It may not be out until December, but reports from The Tracking Board reveal that production company New Regency are preparing for a sequel to the big screen adaptation of smash hit video game series Assassin’s Creed. Michael Fassbender is set to return as the time travelling hero, albeit what role or even character he may play remains to be seen.
Heavyweight producer Marshall Davis, who helmed the likes of Jurassic World, the Bourne franchise and The Sixth Sense to name but a few, is set to oversee the project but no word as of yet if director Justin Kurzel will return.
It’s a bold move by the studio, considering that there hasn’t even been a trailer for the first film released and only snippets of information are being fed to the media. Yet, early reports suggest that this may finally be the first decent video game blockbuster adaptation, the keyword being ‘decent’.
Based on the best-selling Ubisoft series of the same name, the series follows Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) who, harnessing the power of revolutionary technology, journeys back in time. Lynch experiences the adventures of his ancestor Aguilar, a 15th century Spanish assassin, who is part of a mysterious cult locked in battle against the powerful Templars.