The official Trailer for Steve Jobs has been released, here’s the trailer and screen captures below:
The first Poster for Assassin’s Creed has been released:
If you saw the new trailer for director Justin Kurzel’s upcoming adaptation of Macbeth this week, you’re no doubt excited for that film. But if you’re excited about Macbeth, you should also be excited about the impending Assassin’s Creed movie. Macbeth star Michael Fassbender is producing and starring in the video game adaptation opposite his Macbeth co-star Marion Cotillard, and he even enlisted Kurzel to take the helm. It’s a true reunion project for the trio, and if the intensity and beauty of that Macbeth trailer is any indication of what we can expect from the Assassin’s Creed movie, we could be in for one of the first good video game adaptations in history.
Production on Assassin’s Creed is slated to begin later this year in anticipation of a December 21, 2016 release date, but the film is one of many that will be showcased next week the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas, and we got our hands on a piece of promo material that is being used. While it’s not an official piece of marketing from 20th Century Fox (I’d be shocked if “Assassin’s Creed: The Movie” were its official title), it is our first very early look at something from the film.
While video game adaptations have a terrible track record, everything about Assassin’s Creed is promising—right down to the December release date. With that kind of clout both in front of and behind the camera, and considering the rave reviews Macbeth received at Cannes, it’s not entirely out of the question to consider the picture a potential awards contender.
The First Official Teaser for Macbeth has been released, I have added screen captures from the trailer, the poster and some higher quality version of the stills:
The highly anticipated tale of war, ambition, love, murder and betrayal, directed by Justin Kurzel (Snowtown) and starring Academy-Award nominee Michael Fassbender (Twelve Years A Slave, Shame, Hunger) and Academy-Award winner Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night, La Vie En Rose) will see a UK release on OCTOBER 2nd.
Macbeth is the story of a fearless warrior and inspiring leader brought low by ambition and desire. A thrilling interpretation of the dramatic realities of the times and a reimagining of what wartime must have been like for one of literature’s most famous and compelling characters, a story of all-consuming passion and ambition set in war torn Scotland.
MACBETH is from the producers of The King’s Speech and Shame. MACBETH also stars Paddy Considine (The Bourne Ultimatum), David Thewlis (the Harry Potter series), Sean Harris (Prometheus), Jack Reynor (What Richard Did) and Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby).
ComingSoon.net has a great interview with Michael:
Video games rarely get a fair trade when it comes to their movie adaptations, maybe because there have been so so SO many bad video game adaptations over the years.
Ubisoft has created an incredible video game franchise with their Assassin’s Creed games, taking open world technology back in time for a series of historical action-adventures. Most of the games feature a bartender named Desmond Miles who has a long bloodline of assassins in his family that allows him to travel back in time using something called an Animus to document those times for Abstergo Industries. He isn’t given much of a choice in the matter.
Ubisoft Motion Pictures, the film division of the company, has been developing the games into a film for 20th Century Fox, starring Michael Fassbender, and as luck would have it, ComingSoon.net spoke with Fassbender earlier today for his upcoming Western Slow West, and we wanted to learn more about the long-in-development Assassin’s Creed movie, for which he’ll be reuniting with director Justin Kurrzel and Marion Cotillard from their yet-to-be-scheduled Macbeth adaptation.
“You say it’s a long time but what I’ve found–it’s all new to me but starting to develop scripts and work on them, they take time,” he countered to our mention of the delays in getting the movie made. “It just takes time to get a good story together and we really want to do it right. It’s exciting. It’s going to start this year, we’ll be filming in September.”
Fassbender was incredibly coy on which character or characters he might be playing, since the games have such a vast array of stories and characters on which to focus. It’s been stated previously that he will play Desmond Miles, but that may not be entirely the case.
“You don’t know that. Don’t listen to what they tell you, that’s the first rule,” he said with a smile.
When asked about trying to figure out which games and time periods to base the first film on, all he would say was, “That’s always the challenge of something that’s so dense, to really find something and pare it down and basically, there are so many elements to it, so trying to translate that to an audience, you have to pick key things. So yes, that is part of it, getting through the density of it and paring down and engaging a simple story.”
We also knew better than to ask the actor about Magneto’s role in Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse, since we have already been down that block with his new co-star (playing the title villain) Oscar Isaac.
You can watch this portion of the video interview below and then check back next week on ComingSoon.net for what Fassbender had to say about Slow West, which will get its theatrical release on May 15.
Coming off a social-realist piece like Snowtown, I would never have thought I would direct a Shakespeare play but it just became more and more fascinating, and more scary,” director Justin Kurzel recently told Screen Daily ahead of the Cannes premiere of Macbeth. “This project connected with many aspects of the psychology of Snowtown. The idea of being seduced by evil was still pretty fresh in me. I find those figures that dance with evil really fascinating.”
With a premiere set for later in the festival, on the 23rd, today brings our first brief glimpse of footage thanks to a teaser. While it runs under 30 seconds, it shows of Kurzel’s dark tone and gives us an enticing preview of Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard. “I think Macbeth has always been a study of ambition and power, and I thought there would be something really interesting in seeing how that could arise from trauma and grief, a sense of loss – of a child, perhaps – or through a sense of post-traumatic stress after all the battles he had been through,” Kurzel adds. “I wanted to bring an intimacy to the overt ideas of the play. Macbeth, as a warrior, was a product of an incredibly brutal landscape and I was interested in how that landscape and other external factors influence ambition.”
Macbeth is the story of a fearless warrior and inspiring leader brought low by ambition and desire. A thrilling interpretation of the dramatic realities of the times and a reimagining of what wartime must have been like for one of Shakespeare’s most famous and compelling characters, a story of all-consuming passion and ambition set in war torn 11th Century Scotland.
The first look at the trailer for Steve Jobs has been released, via Collider. The film opens October 9th and stars Michael Fassbender, Seth Rogen, Kate Winslet, Jeff Daniels, Katherine Waterston, and Michael Stuhlbarg.