Assassin's Creed Film is 65% Present, 35% Past

This December, the Assassin's Creed movie starring Michael Fassbender will hit theaters, and ever since I saw the first trailer for it, I was pumped to see it thanks to the trailer's spectacular action that went well with cool music. It also showed us how the film will be partly be set in the past and part of it is set in Callum Lynch's present life, but how much does the film spend on each?

During a recent interview with IGN, roducer Pat Crowley revealed that the majority of the film will take place in modern day and not the 15th Century. This comes off as a surprise to a lot of Assassin Creed fans becasue the games are mostly set in the past, but it looks like they're bringing a more modern twist in the film.

Crowley said that 35% of the film will be set in the 15th Century Spain and 65% of the story will take place with the Fassbender's character Callum Lynch in present day.

Speaking to GamesRadar, Jean-Julien Baronet, ex-Ubi MOtion Pictures CEO, explained why they decided to take this route:

"The modern day will be much bigger than in the game. We don't know very much about Abstergo in the game – we know some but not much - but the movie will have more. I think it's very important... this beautiful thing that we have in Assassin's where you're in the Animus and you are learning through the Animus, but what are you really? I think that we will try and achieve this on this movie, so we will see today's hero character arc move each time he regresses, and understand from his ancestor who he is and what is his destiny."

Fassbender, who plays Aguilar in the past and Callum Lynch in the present previously said this about adapting elements from the game to the big screen:

"There are certain things that we absolutely want to respect in the game, but we also want to bring new elements to the game… This isn't a video game that we're making. We're trying to make a cinematic experience, so there are new things that we have to introduce."

Assassin's Creed follows an assassin named Callum Lynch, who "through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, is able to experience 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."

Justin Kurzel is directing Assassin's Creed, which will hit theaters on December 21.

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