Currently, Assassin’s Creed is in post-production with an expected release date of December 21, 2016. The movie is being helmed by Justin Kurzel with Michael Fassbender taking the lead role. Marion Cotillard and Jeremy Irons are also playing major roles in the film.
On the other hand, Splinter Cell has yet to even enter production. Doug Liman as expected to direct with Tom Hardy playing the main role. The film is expected to release sometime in 2017.
According to Variety, producer New Regency is hoping to make both these films into movie franchises. “They are both adaptations of successful Ubisoft games and would make ideal sequels,” said Daphne Yang, CEO of Catchplay. Catchplay is a Taiwanese company that is co-financing the two movies.
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This move makes sense since both series have proven very successful in game form. You can be sure that New Regency will be watching these films like a hawk. If the Assassin’s Creed or Splinter Cell movie is a box office success, they will surely pump money into a sequel. If either film fails, we doubt a sequel will be green-lit.
We are definitely curious about how both of these movies will turn out. Will these help bring a renaissance of video game movies? We’ll find out on December 21.