The Assassin’s Creed film is aiming to be much different than other video game films, not only aiming to be successful, but to be more than a straight up action film with video game ties. For star Michael Fassbender, that means being true to the story, while also being real to the fans. As he revealed to Empire in an interview, the movie might liken to another popular film that dealt with memories and computers, The Matrix:
“I’ve always thought about The Matrix when we’ve approached this,” he tells Empire. “This idea of DNA memory elevates it from a basic fantasy genre [piece], because you have something an audience can actually believe in. Then the journey becomes so much more elevated, because you’re on board in a different way.”
He goes on to stress that there is honestly very little green screen in Assassin’s Creed, which fans might be surprised to hear.
“There’s very little green screen in this, which is highly unusual in these films,” he stresses. “We have stunt guys jumping across buildings in (Maltese capital) Valletta. We’ve got (stunt man) Damian Walters doing a 120-foot leap of faith, without any rope, into a bag, so it’s pretty incredible to see.”
The Assassin’s Creed film is set to hit theaters December 21st.