Sessler's Soapbox: The Assassin's Creed Movie Deal

Posted: November 8, 2011
Sessler's Soapbox: The Assassin's Creed Movie Deal

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  • Morgatha

    I'm glad that Ubisoft wrestled creative control out of Sony. Honestly, Sands of Time was one of my favorite games of all time, and the movie was just simply wrong on so many levels.

    My hope is that the film will show the layers within layers concept well, akin to Inception. Good Luck Ubisoft; we all support you! (Please don't screw this up.)

    Posted: November 8, 2011 5:32 PM
  • M0dSquad

    Let's hope that this Assassins Creed movie churns out okay. I really hope that Ubisoft doesn't go for the short term gains over the long term benefits.

    I know that the Final Fantasy 7: Advent Children Complete pulled this off flawlessly, it's been many years and I still know people who watch that movie every now and then.

    Posted: November 8, 2011 5:11 PM
  • Elliott_Ness

    He's not allowed to say Skyrim?

    I can understand him not being able to say anything about the game he is reviewing especially if its a early release but he can't even say the name?

    I'm really amused by this legality! or is it journalistic ethics?

    Have they ran into problems before with people not being able to shut up so they just claped the flood gate down on everything?

    I would really like some clarity on these issues why can't you say the name of the game that your reviewing until its released?

    Posted: November 8, 2011 4:54 PM
  • Illinois Broski

    Hey Adam, I hope this game revolutionizes the action genre. It's only coming out 1 year after the last one. That's not even as long as it took Naughty Dog to make Uncharted 3. You'll find your reasons to give this game a 5/5 though. If that's not a "cash-grab" then I don't know what is. You're such a joke.

    Posted: November 8, 2011 4:33 PM
  • SonyNmbrOneGuy

    You AC fans better be happy he's not reviewing Revelations. He's said "I can't miss you if you won't...blah blah" for two years and he thinks 2 years is not enough dev time for games, so I'm guessing he won't be happy with AC's current annual release status.

    That guarantees a 4 from this dude, no matter how good the game turns out.

    Posted: November 8, 2011 4:15 PM
  • gradith

    You can tell Sessler hasn't gotten any sleep since he got an early copy of Skyrim. Damn you man! /shakes fist

    Posted: November 8, 2011 4:13 PM
  • SpoonMan2012

    Sessler states the obvious in this video. Really can't understand why Hollywood doesn't see the big picture of all these video games being adapted into films. I mean only one was lucky enough to make a lot of money in revenue and that was resident evil. But still the rest were treated so poorly, hitman, Max Payne and tomb Raider failed to follow the the story of the games while at the same time coming off as well crafted films. I believe every video game publisher should have full control over films based off of their games. I'm surprised activision has not caught up on this idea seeing how they just love throwing out year releases of their COD games for giant cash in.

    Posted: November 8, 2011 3:46 PM
  • Phopojijo

    I'm guessing, if the rumour is true, that Ubisoft wants that level of control due to the Prince of Persia movie and its anti-gamer Director... along with likely behind-the-scenes problems (financial, control, or otherwise) with Disney.

    Posted: November 8, 2011 3:11 PM
  • AntiquesRoadwarrior

    Wait. I'm confused. According to last Feedback, M. Keil is reviewing Skyrim. Has something changed? Also, why didn't M. Keil review MW3? He's reviewed every other IW game.

    And when will the Skyrim review be up on the site? I checked IGN, and they say Nov. 10th, 5:00 AM PST (for their review, obviously). Is their some website where I can see the NDAs for these reviews?

    Posted: November 8, 2011 2:51 PM
  • Jordan_160

    Yeah I like your idea about them following in Marvel's footsteps and making a Ubisoft studio. However, you do know that Marvel studios went bankrupt, but they were saved/bought-out by Disney.

    I think the only way to make good movies out of video games is to make more than one or two movies, a video game story is more vast than a single two hour movie. It is just not possible to include all the magic of a video game into one movie. I think Ubisoft is making a good choice and I hope the movie(s) turn out to be awesome!

    Posted: November 8, 2011 2:33 PM
  • Motoshioba

    So Adam, how is Skyrim?

    Posted: November 8, 2011 2:23 PM
  • Androo53095

    lolz he says it is dragon free but he has a Skyrim dragon on his desk

    Posted: November 8, 2011 1:22 PM
  • rifleshoot

    who do you guys think will play Desmond/Ezio/Altair?

    Posted: November 8, 2011 1:20 PM
  • crocodilius

    adam is wrong, people DON'T like max payne.

    oh, also Altair>Ezio.

    Posted: November 8, 2011 12:55 PM
  • Bassglass

    Dragon free!

    Lets be honest, we all know that Video Game movies are bad and half of that is we don't get the same experiences from a movie as we do games. I do agree that Ubisoft should have direct control over there IP so they can kill it if they feel it is detrimental to the franchise; however, I don't think a fan of AC will let a movie influence them on their video game dollar.

    Posted: November 8, 2011 12:43 PM
  • Warden626

    For the amount of control that Ubisoft wants (insert DRM joke here) they might be better off in following Marvel Studios footsteps. Anyone with a creative background can understand the importance and value of protecting an IP as successful as Assassin's Creed so why not take the step of establishing their own studio.

    There really haven't been that many good video game movies and the AC II Lineage mini-movie does a far better job than most of staying true to the source while being a watchable film. It just seems that if Ubisoft is going to be paying for the majority of the development cost of the film as has been speculated than what is there to lose in going one step further?

    Posted: November 8, 2011 12:33 PM
  • maxpowers25

    maxpowers25's comment is abusive and has been removed.

    Posted: November 8, 2011 12:21 PM