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'Assassin’s Creed' 2016 Release Date and Update: First Photo Of Set Released, Michael Fassbender Talks Stunts

( [email protected] ) Dec 29, 2015 10:43 AM EST
"Assassin's Creed" movie is around the corner and fans cannot wait. First photo from the movie set has now been released, signaling that the famous video game turned movie is really within grasp already.
Assassin's Creed Unity is gearing up for Patch 3. Photo: Ubisoft

"Assassin's Creed" movie is around the corner and fans cannot wait. The first photo from the movie set has now been released, signaling that the famous video game turned movie is really within grasp already. 

Entertainment Weekly shared a photo from the movie set three days after Christmas, a sweet gift to the fans who have been anticipating news from the movie since it was announced. The photo featured both Michael Fassbender and Ariane Labed.

Apart from the photo, Fassbender was also interviewed. Fassbender is slated to play the role of Assassin Callum Lynch in the movie. 

Interestingly, Fassbender shared that he has never played the game at all, prior to being offered the role. While he was not a fan, he now certainly is. He detailed that after being approached to do the movie, he devoted time and effort to play the game. "I hadn't played it before these guys approached me. I've played it since [being offered the job] mainly to get an idea of the physicality of the character," he explained. 

He understands that the movie is something special for the avid video game fans so he promises that he, along with others behind the movie, will deliver. "We're striving to find something special. We believe the whole concept around it is special and want to service that the best we can. The fans are really passionate: very specific and they expect accuracy and historical detail."

He added that fans could certainly expect the movie to be fun. "We're really trying to capitalize and feed on and enjoy the fun element. We're working hard to make this something special," he stated. His character, in particular, will be fun because he's pulling a lot of stunts.

The actor even joked that he now has learned several stunts for the movie. "I've learned how to roly-poly, tumble turn," Fassbender shared to EW with a laugh. "Stuff you can do in everyday life. Like cartwheels. No - just basic fight choreography stuff. I did some horse stuff today. So stuff like that."

In a related news that had "Assassin's Creed" video games in chaos was the idea that it could have been a multiplayer game. This tidbit came from former Ubisoft Technology Director Julien Merceron himself. According to Merceron, the original plan for the game was that gamers can play together just by plugging in a second controller. However, a bug destroyed these plans. The franchise remains predominantly a single-player experience, even though in some previous editions, there were experiments with multiplayer modes. Assassin's Creed: Syndicate, however, which is the latest installment, does not have this feature. 

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