It sounds like New Regency feel they’ll have a hit on their hands with the upcoming Assassin’s Creed movie starring Michael Fassbender.
Tracking Board reports that development on a sequel is currently underway with Fassbender expected to reprise his role.
The adaptation of the blockbuster video game Assassin’s Creed from New Regency isn’t set to bow until December, but The Tracking Board has learned that the company is officially underway with plans for the sequel, ASSASSIN’S CREED 2. With star Michael Fassbender on board, the stage is set for a new action-adventure franchise starring the two-time Academy Award nominee.
The sequel sees familiar names from the yet-to-be-released title’s production team, with Jean-Julien Baronnet producing for Ubisoft Motion Pictures, Frank Marshall producing through his Kennedy-Marshall Company, while Fassbender and Conor McCaughan will produce through their DMC Films shingle. Matt Phelps will oversee for Ubisoft, while Pam Abdy will oversee for New Regency.
A sequel wouldn’t be surprising, as source material allows for jumping between different time periods and locations making way for multiple serialized adventures.
It’s unknown at this point if director Justin Kurzel will be returning for the sequel, we’d have to assume it’s a possibility, as Justin’s creative oversight might be a major reason for the studio’s willingness to consider a second feature film.
Historically, the video game feature film genre hasn’t had the best of lucky with audiences or critics, but there seems to be promise with projects like Warcraft and Assassin’s Creed attempting to break away from the pack. The real test will be if it can break the video game adaptation quality curse, along with overshadowing Resident Evil‘s box office on December 21st.
Fassbender plays Callum Lynch, a man who discovers that he’s the descendant of a secretive society of deadly assassins, who are at war with the Knights Templar. Through a machine, Lynch becomes able to tap into the memories of his ancestor Aguilar, an assassin in 15th century Spain. Commanding his ancestor’s incredible skills, ability, and knowledge, Lynch sets forth to take on the Knights Templar in the present.
Do you think Assassin’s Creed will be successful enough to deem sequels or should the studio wait and see before moving forward?
SOURCE: THE TRACKING BOARD