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Thanks to Yahoo! Movies, we now have our first look at Michael Fassbender as Callum Lynch in the upcoming "Assassin's Creed" movie, based on the popular video game franchise. Check it out below. In the movie, Lynch discovers he is a descendant of the secret Assassins society through unlocked genetic memories that allow him to relive the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. After gaining incredible knowledge and skills he's poised to take on the oppressive Knights Templar in the present day. Even though Fassbender's character was specifically created for the film, he will exist in the same world as the existing games. "Assassin's Creed" will co-star Marion Cotillard (The Dark Knight Rises) Michael Kenneth Williams (12 Years a Slave) and Ariane Labed (Before Midnight). Filming will begin on Monday and will take place in Malta, London and Spain. The movie is set to hit theaters on December 21st, »
With the full line-up for this year’s 59th BFI London Film Festival set to be unveiled on Tuesday, September 1st, Senior Staff Writer Scott Davis looks ahead to the festival with some of the films that may be part of the extensive programme.
We’ve already had confirmation that Suffragette, starring Carey Mulligan and Meryl Streep, is opening the festival on Wednesday October 7th, with Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs biopic starring Michael Fassbender closing the festival. Todd Haynes’ acclaimed Carol with Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara and James Vanderbilt’s Truth, also starring Blanchett opposite Robert Redford, part of the festival’s gala presentations. So what other treats are in store for the famous festival? Here are some of the film’s we may be lucky enough to see this October…
Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos
A massive success upon its debut at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, »
- Scott J. Davis
The Important News Star Wars Updates: dropped a new Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser. New images and info surfaced about the Force Awakens villain Kylo Ren. More The Force Awakens images and rumors and toy details also arrived online. First Look: Michael Fassbender in Assassin's Creed. New Captain America: Civil War concept art. Casting Net: Mads Mikkelsen might play the villain in Doctor Strange. Lea Seydoux might play the female lead in Gambit. Robert Pattinson is heading to space. Anne Hathaway is heading to space to fight zombies. Haley Bennett will star in The Girl on the Train. Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer will co-star in a movie they write together. Jason Mitchell...
- Christopher Campbell
While video game adaptions rarely work, this doesn’t stop from Hollywood from trying, but the tide may turn with the Michael Fassbender donning the hood for next years Assassin’s Creed and a possible Tom Hardy starring Splinter Cell on the horizon. Now, video game fans have another bright light to look towards, with Lionsgate announcing plans to develop the chaotic, and absolutely hilarious, first person shooter Borderlands as a possible new franchise, with the father-son team of Avi Arad (Iron Man, Spider-Man) and Ari Arad on board as producers. For those of you not in the know, Borderlands is set on the backwater planet of Pandora, where several mega corporations have set up shop looking to uncover the vast alien vaults, and the untold power that resides within them, for their own gain. The series follows a rag tag group of rebels who resist these corporations plans for the planet, »
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Yesterday, fans finally got their first look at Michael Fassbender as Callum Lynch in the highly-anticipated Assassin's Creed video game adaptation. With production set to begin on Monday, the video game franchise's Head of Content, Aymar Azaizia, held a Q&A session through Assassin's Creed's official Twitter account, where he shed some new light on this adventure. The executive revealed that the movie will be set in the same universe as the video game series, but will offer a whole new story, while teasing that fans may see some "familiar faces."
"We share the same universe. Elements in the film have consequences as in our games, comics, and books. It's a brand new story, w/ new characters set in our universe. It's possible you may find some familiar faces."
Before director Justin Kurzel and stars Michael Fassbender and Marion Coltillard signed on for nest year’s Assassin’s Creed (the first image of which can be found here), the trio teamed up for the upcoming, and absolutely stunning, adaption of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Following its critically acclaimed premiere at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, the film finally comes our way in October, and to tide you over, we have these striking and pretty darn beautiful new posters, featuring Fassebender’s titular mad king and Coltillard as the manipulative Lady Macbeth. Released: 2nd October (Irl/U.K.)Synopsis: Macbeth is the story of a fearless warrior and inspiring leader brought low by ambition and desire. A thrilling interpretation of the dramatic realities of the times and a reimagining of what wartime must have been like for one of literature’s most famous and compelling characters, a story of »
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This week on The Recap we're looking at our first image of Michael Fassbender from the upcoming movie Assassin's Creed. We've got some concept art for Captain America: Civil War. Lego Dimensions tells us where we're going to be playing, and Star Wars drops the bomb on us twice in a week.
News happens every day. Some are massive, jaw dropping scoops, while others may fly under the radar. The Recap is here to highlight the best/most interesting news scoops from the week, that you may have missed or forgot about in the deluge of other news stories.
To read more about the stories covered in this week's Recap, you can check out the original articles:
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Four years after his death, the fascination with Steve Jobs continues, this time through the lens of Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney in his latest documentary for Magnolia Pictures, “Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine.”
“He was a little bit like James Brown in the sense that he was a great performer, but also a pretty good band leader,” Gibney said Thursday at an intimate screening of the film at New York’s Crosby Street Hotel. “He understood that he had to have a lot of talented people around him who really designed and engineered the products. That wasn’t Steve’s thing. Steve’s thing was to sell the products and also tell great stories about them. I think over time we imagine that he was the grand inventor. He wasn’t that at all.”
“There’s a darker side to Steve Jobs that we can’t forget about. »
- Alexa Harrison
Ubisoft are taking an active role in the development of the Assassin's Creed movie, and the franchise's Head of Content Aymar Azaizia took to Twitter to answer fan questions today, shedding some new light on how the project will tie into the video games and much more. The main highlights can be found in the Tweets below, and his answers are sure to come as welcome news to those of you who have played any of the games in the popular series. Based on how those have all linked to each other, we're sure to get at least a mention of the likes of Altair and Ezio. In the movie, Michael Fassbender will play Callum Lynch in the present day and his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. Joining him will be Marion Cotillard (The Dark Knight Rises), while Justin Kurzel (Macbeth) is directing. Assassin's Creed has been lined up »
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The videogame-to-film adaptations continue to (mostly) unimpress, and also continue to be made. While we have hopes that the Assassin's Creed film starring Michael Fassbender will bring something worthwhile to the table, a new player has entered the game: Borderlands. The story takes place on the planet of Pandora which is inhabited by bandits, mercenaries of interstellar corporations, dangerous... Read More »
- Sean Wist
Now, the game series' head of content Aymar Azaizia has confirmed on Twitter that the film will be set within the extensive continuity of the video games and there could be some crossover characters saying: "It's possible you may find some familiar faces."
We share the same universe. Elements in the film have consequences as in our games, comics, and books -Aymar https://t.co/FSpepKARt7
— Assassin's Creed (@assassinscreed) August 28, 2015
In the film Fassbender, plays a man named Callum Lynch who experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. He discovers he is descended from the secret society the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present.
The game series »
- Garth Franklin
The Borderlands video game franchise is set to become the Borderlands film franchise after a deal between producers Avi and Ari Arad and studio Lionsgate.
Gearbox Software and Take-Two Interactive's Borderlands games have sold upwards of 26 million copies and have been critically acclaimed.
The Mad Max-like games are "role-playing shooters" that see players running-and-gunning around the planet of Pandora, fighting crazed cultists and hunting for loot.
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Aside from supporting roles in Band of Brothers and evocative British realism drama Fish Tank, you’d be forgiven for not knowing who Michael Fassbender was prior to 2008. Less than a decade later, though, the German–Irish star has shouldered his way into Hollywood’s pantheon, and his stature will only continue to grow over the next two to three years thanks to roles in Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth – and indeed Assassin’s Creed – along with Ridley Scott’s sci-fi sequel, Prometheus 2.
Before all of that, however, Fassbender’s latest and much-talked about role will be playing the titular, flawed visionary for Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs biopic, and only today Universal has released a pensive new poster for the Oscar-tipped drama. It’s a beautifully clean, minimalist side-portrait of the lead character, which trumpets the film’s ensemble cast as much as it casts its protagonist in isolation. »
- Michael Briers
Macbeth Poster Arrives. Justin Kurzel‘s Macbeth (2015) movie poster has been released in anticipation of the film’s release. Michael Fassbender is the best, simply put. In the field of acting, he’s created an impressive situation for himself. He has moved from the pews to the altar, and sits with the other elder, equally elite actors of his stature now. He’s quickly become my […] »
- Marco Margaritoff
Sneak Peek your first look @ actor Michael Fassbender as the star of the upcoming "Assassin's Creed" movie, plus take another look @ the 35-minute cinematic feature "Assassin's Creed: Lineage", that gives an idea of how Ubisoft Motion Pictures plans to produce the new film:
Ubisoft is financing the feature independently through their Ubisoft Motion Pictures (Ump) division.
"Assassin's Creed: Revelations", the culmination of the adventure of 'Ezio' was developed and led by Ubisoft Montreal with the support of Ubisoft studios Annecy, Massive Entertainment, Quebec, Singapore and Bucharest.
"...In 'Assassin's Creed Revelations', 'Ezio Auditore' walks in the footsteps of his legendary mentor, 'Altaïr', on a journey of discovery and revelation. It is a perilous path – one that will take Ezio to Constantinople, the heart of the Ottoman Empire, where a growing army of 'Templars' threatens to destabilize the region..."
"Delivering the final chapter of 'Ezio' was an important milestone »
- Michael Stevens
“I was already on to my next movie,” Scott told Empire Magazine when talking about the decision to shift the release of The Martian from November to October. “I was starting to look for locations for my next movie, which is Prometheus 2.”
- Gary Collinson
Cate Blanchett will become the latest star to receive the BFI Fellowship at this year's London Film Festival.
The two-time Oscar winner will be awarded with the honour at the festival's awards ceremony on Saturday, October 17.
Announcing the news, the BFI described Blanchett as "a fearless and subtle actress" who has a "mesmerising screen presence".
"She has the rare gift of seeming utterly to inhabit the characters she plays and has an amazing ability to convey complex layers of emotion to stunning effect," it added.
Steve Jobs, »
Universal Pictures is having a banner year. They set some pretty big industry records, wrecking the box office with their franchise sequels and one very sly biopic that no one saw coming. Now, they are ready to unleash their fall and holiday slate, which runs from September to November. They're going to tap out early, with nothing set for release in December. That's okay. They've already done better than any other studio in 2015. They could take the rest of the year off, and it still wouldn't matter.
But they're not going to do that. Traditionally, fall movies are all about Oscar. It's the awards season, and most studios are ready to flaunt their drama-heavy fare. Universal is taking a slightly different approach. While they have a few Academy Award contenders coming our way over the course of the next three months, they seem more interested in keeping the big blockbuster train moving. »
The next high profile video game to hit movie theaters will be Assassin's Ccreed, an adaptation of the franchise that has spanned multiple console generations and spawned at least eight games so far, and that's not even counting all of the mobile tie-ins, comics, books, and even short films. It's kind of a big deal on the small screen. Michael Fassbender is hoping to make it a big deal on the big screen, too. He's producing and starring in the Assassin's Creed movie, and Yahoo just released the first image of him in full wardrobe as Callum Lynch. Looks straight out of one of the games, right? However, don't expect that to be the same case with the plot. The movie version, which also stars Marion Cotillard, Michael K. Williams, and Ariane Labed, is...
- Peter Hall
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