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This is for all gamers and well stealth hunters who love Assassin’s Creed!

First to sum it shortly up in one sentence for the people who have no idea what I’m talking about –

Assassin’s Creed is a historical fiction action-adventure open world stealth video game series that as of 2012 consists of five main games! And is very fucking popular, with great graphics and a lot of fun!

Now that you googled and binged it and are interested in playing, well you are welcome, for the rest of you lets continue.

It has been revealed that a movie adaptation of this series is in works. And that DAVID (aka Michael Fassbender) is a lead role.

Now the main problem, Hollywood sucks at making movies that are based on games, no matter who the hell you let it write or direct, in the end it flops mostly! Why? Because Hollywood wants to make money and not satisfy the minority, which is us gamers, since to him the bigger pot is the General public!

I am preparing another longer article with other movies which are being or want to be adapted from games. Once it’s complete it will be shared here! It’s under construction at another site at this moment!

Even thou us gamers spend millions and millions of dollars etc for games to enjoy our time and to fund the game creators!

Some of the movies Hollywood already fucked up are such titles as DOOM, or Prince of Persia. And I was looking forward actually to a Brutal, Metal Music Fueled, Bloody and Gory Horror style Prince of Persia 2 Warrior Within adaptation, but that we can forget, anyways back to the main subject.

The thing with Assassin’s creed, the problem is first games are designed to fill a gamers 20-40 and more hours of gameplay, story line etc.

A movie has a max of like 2 or 2 and half hours to fill!

To squeeze all that in is hard, fucking hard.

The best way which will never happen is to take hmm say 100 or more gamers, who played the game, play it for the Producers, than the best moments or coolest and really really important parts are chosen and there you go a nice movie based on a game that might work for a lot of people! Especially gamers since we deserve it the most!

But what’s probably going to happen, as Hollywood is known for, they will end up pretty far from the story and Enjoyment!

Here is a probable version of what might happen!

Either the whole plot will be like a game arcade, simulate a Bartenders long lost ancestor memories. Something like the matrix already and will spoil everything. Will try to teach us a bit of history, will cut or blood and cool effects from it, will add some bullshit soundtrack to it. And there you go, pack it and ship it!

Even with Ubisoft on board to prepare it.

What seems a really probable version of this will be (this is after analyzing Hollywood’s mess with making adaptations from games)

They will add fucking time Travel, someone from the future is sent to the past, He wakes up in Mud, does not remember anything, is recruited by Assassins, first half of the movie he will do little tasks, train good and will become ever so better, while probably having really vivid nightmares of his past from the future!

2nd half he is sent to murder the fuck out of some clan of probably even 9 important people, at once, which will probably look like fucking gun-taka for 30 minutes only with swords, stealth and other medieval weapons!

At the end he gets betrayed by the 10th guy, who is the big, big boss, who well surprise is the bad guy who erased his memory and sent him to the past to do his dirty work! The beginning of the movie we learned to trust him and like him, now he is an asshole (TYPICAL)

For the end battle they add Sci-fi and guns, backup from the future etc, a lot of special effects and explosions in both the past and future (their present) and a grand Finally filled with insanity and other shit that tells us, hey this is just the beginning, we need you to go to the past again and collect the same shit he was after (the big boss you just murdered finally with mix of assassin skills and cool mix of heavy guns and daggers)

The end, roll credits, general public likes it, the rest hate it, people do not give a shit, Hollywood makes money and only they remain happy!

But if you kind of think about it from a different perspective, this might be a cool idea!

Hey Hollywood, I’ll write this script for you and you pay me in Advance ok? Rights for this movie idea are expensive! We will just rename it to Assassin’s of the Past and Future, and not of Equilibrium from who we steal some cool moments!

Now a lot of you may disagree with me, in the end I am just human, but think about it for a second, how movies ended up or end up being after being adapted to the Big Screen, this is a probable truth here people!

Us gamers might in the end just pick up on it, save money and make a huge fund and make a better movie then Hollywood ever could, One With the Strength of a Host and more, and since it will not be funded by a major studio we go straight to DVD or Blu-ray and live happy and not so rich. But more Happy!

Feel free to post your comments on how stupid or how great this was to read!

Thanks and till Next Time!

Robert C. Friedrich