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Dcopymope
01-20-2017, 09:31 PM
Assassin’s Creed seemed it would be the one to turn the tide on the bad luck video game movies have faced for decades. It had all the fixing for a memorable movie: a great premise, a talented director, and an A-list cast. Unfortunately, the resulting film didn’t really seem to strike a chord with audiences, and the movie sort of fizzled out in theaters. While it wasn’t what one would categorize as a bomb, its current come of $188 million on a $125 million budget isn’t the most promising of hauls.

Yet, we know this isn’t the end. The genre of video game movies have struggled for years, and will likely continue to do so for a very long time. The fact is that there are plenty of amazing stories that can be pulled from these IPs that would do wonders for the big screen. Ubisoft has now shifted focus to another of their big properties: Tom Clancy — namely Tom Clancy’s The Division.

A report from Variety states that Gold director and the Oscar-winning writer of Traffic, Stephen Gaghan has attached himself to write and direct an adaptation of Tom Clancy’s The Division. The video game, which hit numerous platforms in March of last year, follows a team tasked with rebuilding the Division’s operations in Manhattan following a smallpox outbreak. Like Assassin’s Creed, there is a lot of positive connotations gamers have with the Tom Clancy brand — in this case, a fun, violent, war vibe that makes it great for both video games and film adaptations.

Set to star in the adaptation are Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain, the former of whom has had experience with video game movies in the past (Prince of Persia), and the latter of whom has experience in the gritty, war film genre (Zero Dark Thirty).

While Assassin’s Creed didn’t turn out as many had hoped, there is no denying the talent behind this upcoming adaptation. Not only do they have an Oscar-winning talent at the helm, but they have the brand name of Tom Clancy — one that not only resonates with video game fans, but with readers as well. As such, the marketability of this one is likely poised to supersede Assassin’s Creed’s, which makes this a smart movie for Ubisoft to turn to next.

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Now how the hell did I see this coming a mile away? How anybody can be excited for this after Assassins Creed is beyond me. Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain must not be smart people to be accepting a role in a video game adaptation, especially Jake for crying out loud. It has to be because of who is directing it that made them jump on board this disaster waiting to happen. Is Hollywood ever going to stop this effort in futility anytime soon?

Cortexian
01-23-2017, 09:25 AM
The Assassin's Creed movie was just fine. It wasn't designed to cater to the audience that hadn't played the games, so general reviews were poor. Every single fan of the games and the Assassin's Creed universe that I've talked to enjoyed the movie, and there were a lot of subtle throwbacks to the games included as well.

Honestly, a movie based on The Division has a much higher chance of catering to the masses. The premise doesn't need to change at all. Brief introduction to the SHD as a covert sleeper organization and then throw some agents into New York with the first wave and tell us their story.

I'm more hopeful for this than for the Assassin's Creed movie, but I knew the Assassin's Creed movie could only satisfy fans OR the general public. Not both.

Dcopymope
01-24-2017, 02:25 PM
The Assassin's Creed movie was just fine. It wasn't designed to cater to the audience that hadn't played the games, so general reviews were poor. Every single fan of the games and the Assassin's Creed universe that I've talked to enjoyed the movie, and there were a lot of subtle throwbacks to the games included as well.

Honestly, a movie based on The Division has a much higher chance of catering to the masses. The premise doesn't need to change at all. Brief introduction to the SHD as a covert sleeper organization and then throw some agents into New York with the first wave and tell us their story.

I'm more hopeful for this than for the Assassin's Creed movie, but I knew the Assassin's Creed movie could only satisfy fans OR the general public. Not both. Which is why I consider the movie to be a huge waste of space in the few theaters it was shown and should have went straight to DVD or Netflix. The movie flopped hard in America, and on IMDB, there are plenty of fans trashing this movie. Them showing it only twice per day at the AMC theater I go to only shows the total lack of care all involved had for this movies financial success. So I conclude that Ubi Soft, Fox and Fassbender are not concerned about return profits because they are getting it back in other ways, primarily the tax payer. Its a huge racket, but I'll leave it at that. In general, it seems like the main line of negative reviews stems from the fact that the majority of the movie took place in modern times instead of in the Animus, just like the games. So we can see that the hack writers and director didn't do their homework on the do's and don'ts for the movie based on the games feedback. Its one of the many reasons why video game movies should just die off and never be attempted again. They never get the **** right and I'm betting they never will. Fan service is one of the biggest excuses given for garbage adaptations. If you can't make feature length movies that are to be shown in theaters where the general audience will attend that they will like, then you might as well not make the damn movie at all.