It’s safe to say that video game inspired movies tend to be a letdown when it comes to the finished project, but for many, the Assassins Creed movie was expected to break that curse. Directed by Justin Kurzel and starring Michael Fassbender, after the two had previously collaborated on Macbeth, the movie had all the signs of being not only a good film, but also the possible start of a whole new series of movies. Unfortunately this wasn’t the case. The film opened to poor reviews and currently holds a score of just 36% on Metacritic
Fassbender recently spoke of his regrets over the movie whilst promoting his latest release The Snowman and when asked how he would approach the movie if it was being made now, he replied;
“I would make it more entertaining. The feeling of the film, I think it took itself too seriously and I would get to the action a lot quicker. I think there’s three beginnings of the film, which is a mistake”.
Although the actor didn’t rule out a sequel it seems very unlikely to happen. The film wasn’t a complete flop and still managed to take $240 million worldwide, however it received poor reviews and it’s unlikely that the interest would be there for a second outing in the franchise.
Source; Movie “N” Co.