View Full Version : Macbeth - Precursor to the Assassin's Creed Film

06-05-2015, 11:14 PM
Just a heads up that the trailer for Macbeth was released yesterday.


For anyone who's unaware of why this is relevant - Justin Kurzel is directing the Assassin's Creed film and both Fassbender and Cotillard will star. Needless to say, the similar medieval time period* is also a helpful similarity when it comes to imagining what may lie in store for Assassin's Creed.

*although there are rumours that the film will feature 15th century Spain instead of The Crusades

06-06-2015, 10:39 AM
Interesting. Not much news on the AC movie yet, and right now I care a lot more about the upcoming games, but the it could be promising.

06-06-2015, 03:05 PM
For a play that is supposedly unlucky for stage productions, MACBETH has generally produced excellent adaptations - Orson Welles, Roman Polanski (which has obviously influenced this version), Akira Kurosawa and the obscure Hungarian version by Bela Tarr. Probably because its the shortest of Shakespeare's plays, has a very effective plot and very little of the tonal shifts in Shakespeare's other plays, it also has a lot of in-built dramatic images.

There's not much to go by though in this movie, I think the focus is more on the marriage between MacBeth and Lady MacBeth which is good, there's a famous joke among Shakespeare scholars that they are the only happy marriage in all of Shakespeare's plays. Though I think the battle scenes are too Braveheart and Game of Thrones derived unfortunately.

As for medieval time period, I am sorry Scotland in the medieval age is not comparable to the Holy Land in the Crusades.

06-06-2015, 03:22 PM
talking about the AC movie, this was just posted by the Access The Animus facebook page

https://scontent-gru1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/11402788_661598400607739_9187606175114059549_n.jpg ?oh=5b4a509befb3f0699ab2c78aa45786c0&oe=55FDF00A

06-06-2015, 03:26 PM
Woah, is that real? :eek:

06-06-2015, 04:22 PM
According to them, yes. :rolleyes: