The director of the Assassin’s Creed film on what went wrong

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Justin Kurzel has been chatting about 2016’s Assassin’s Creed film, starring Michael Fassbender.

One of the many projects that Disney has reportedly culled from the 20th Century Fox movie development slate that it recently acquired was a potential sequel to the Assassin’s Creed movie.

The first film was released in 2016, and proved to be something of a box office and critical disappointment, which is one of the reasons why a follow-up had not got moving quickly anyway.

Its director, Justin Kurzel, had previously made acclaimed movies such as Macbeth and Snowtown. And he’s now gone on to make his next feature, True History Of The Kelly Gang. And it’s while promoting that, that he’s been discussing just what went wrong with his Assassin’s Creed film, starring Michael Fassbender.

Assassin’s Creed was huge for me, but fraught with difficulties in regard to the script and getting the project ready”, he told Screen Daily.

“There are things about that film I’m proud of. There’s a style and a vision to the film that a lot of people worked hard to achieve. But it was difficult, and its challenges always came back to the script. The film never really found its voice”.

With the sequel apparently off the cards, the film is likely the only one based on the videogame series we’re going to get, at least for the time being. You can read the full piece with Kurzel over at Screen, here.

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