Disappointed in “Assassin’s Creed” cinema, the current idea for “Assassin’s Creed 2” with Michael Fassbender was dropped. Instead, Netflix wants to try a new one – with a live-action series!
The plan was really clear. “Assassin’s Creed” was just the beginning and should also establish the famous video game series in cinema. With “Assassin’s Breed 2”, which was to be set at the time of the Cold War, the franchise would actually take off. But that was just the plan again.
Box office earnings of approximately $ 241 million (with a budget of $ 125 million) fell far short of expectations from Hollywood studio Fox and game maker company Ubisoft. There were also some problems with the implementation.
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Fox Hollywood Studios no longer exists. It was taken over by Disney, where they had no interest in continuing a franchise that started poorly – and Ubisoft is now collaborating with streaming service Netflix, where the film is also currently being shown.
A series on the trail of “The Witcher”
Announced in autumn 2020 Netflix With a teaser that “Assassin’s Creed” will be a live action series, After the streaming service, there were plans to adapt the franchise first. At the time it was about an anime adaptation in the style of “Castlevania”, which was probably rejected again.
With the success of “The Witcher” often behind it, Netflix is now relying on large video game adaptations – often with actors in lavish sets. But not much is known about the new series yet. We only know that Ubisoft’s Jason Altman and Danielle Kreniak are responsible for implementation as producers and are now looking for creative staff.
But one thing must be certain: Michael Facebender will no longer return as the lead actor. The series has nothing to do with the film, but it will be an entirely new adaptation. He currently stars when it comes to Netflix.
In the meantime, you can watch “Assassin’s Creed” on March 21, 2021, at 8:15 pm on ProSieben.
“Assassin’s Creed” on video game podcast
By the way, if you want to know more about the background and production problems, we recommend our podcast for the film. In it, Podstream’s chief critic Christophe Petersen and video game expert André Peschske discuss “Assassin’s Creed”.
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