Assassin's Creed Modeled After Batman Begins And Blade Runner

Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed movie is taking cues from some of the most critically acclaimed genre films of all time. In an interview with the French magazine Premiere, Ubisoft Motion Pictures CEO Jean-Julien Baronnet said that Ubisoft took cues from the groundbreaking sci-fi film Blade Runner and Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins when planning their new film.

Baronnet even went as far as to pitch Assassin's Creed star Michael Fassbender to sign onto the project by comparing the franchise to those films. "We told [Fassbender]we were going to build the project together, we have a huge brand and we want to make a film with references to feature films like Batman Begins and Blade Runner," Baronnet told Premiere (translation courtesy of Slashfilm). Baronnet also told Fassbender that the studio planned to work with the actor in making key creative choices for Assassin's Creed, to create a truly collaborative film franchise.

Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day.

In addition to Fassbender, Assassin's Creed also stars Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson, and Carlos Bardem. Assassin's Creed is currently filming and is scheduled to be released in theatres in December 2016.

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