Hollywood is keen on reliving the adventures of the Brotherhood. However, it seems the Assassin’s Creed movie is going to another dimension: virtual reality.
How would it feel to experience a dramatic leap of faith from the eyes of an assassin in a big movie screen? The Assassin’s Creed movie will bring that experience this December, but it seems Ubisoft wants to give fans more.
According to the Ubisoft blog, Matthew Lewis of Practical Magic VR explained Michael Fassbender and the rest of the Assassin’s Creed movie will be brought to breathtaking VR.
Lewis explained they will “re-create” the film in high-quality with the help of 3D scanners. This means fans and moviegoers can experience the film with enhanced graphics, geometry, and textures. His team is constantly scanning the weapons and the costumes from the Assassin’s Creed film in order to capture everything they could.
Bringing the Brotherhood to life
The Assassin’s Creed movie seems to take a lot from its parent franchise. The film will be directed by Justin Kurzel and stars Michael Fassbender, Jeremy Irons, Marion Cotillard and other stars.
The YouTube trailer seems to be keen on expanding the game’s universe and mythology. Callum Lynch, a career criminal, is taken away from his execution by Abstergo Industries. The enigmatic organization forces him to undergo the Animus Project, where he relives the memories of his ancestor.
As Aguilar de Nerha, Lynch is forced to relive the experience of the Spanish Inquisition. However, he slowly gains the skills to face Abstergo – the modern-day incarnation of the Templar Order – and secure his freedom.
The film takes a lot from the original Assassin’s Creed franchise. Participants of the Animus Project are all descendants of ancient Assassins, a brotherhood of sorts that “protect” ancient but powerful artifacts. Abstergo Industries is in fact, the Templar Order, an order of knights that wish to secure these artifacts for their own fame and glory.
The film will be arriving in theaters on December 21. However, the arrival of the Assassin’s Creed movie VR experience remains a mystery so far.