If you’re a hardened video-gamer, you’d usually be forgiven for worrying about a cinematic adaptation of one of your favourite titles. However, your reservations about the upcoming Assassin’s Creed movie, starring Michael Fassbender, can perhaps be eased slightly as a sequel is reportedly already in the works.
Fassbender will reportedly return as Callum Lynch, the descendant of a mysterious secret society of Assassins, who must use his deadly skills to battle the powerful Templar organisation. Producers are sensing an enormous box office hit and although it’s risky to green-light a follow-up this earlier, it’s also an encouraging indicator of how the project is being talked about within studio circles.
Assassin’s Creed arrives in cinemas this December and will face stiff box office competition from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. It will also debut the same day as sci-fi epic Passengers, starring bankable stars Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence.
However, that isn’t deterring New Regency studio from launching a franchise based on the bestselling game, with Fassbender the A-lister at its heart. However, despite Fassbender’s continued involvement with the adventure franchise, it’s not yet known if director Justin Kurzel – who also directed Fassbender in the acclaimed Macbeth adaptation last year – will return.
Assassin’s Creed will hit cinemas on December 21. The sequel is eyeing a 2019 release date.