Robert Downey Jr. was just announced to be playing Leonardo da Vinci for the upcoming Assassins Creed film.
The Assassin’s Creed film is an upcoming, feature-length motion picture, based on the award-winning series of the same name, directed by Justin Kurzel and produced by Ubisoft Motion Pictures and Frank Marshall.
The film is produced by and stars Michael Fassbender, who mentioned the film will be a mixture of “the game” and new story elements.
It will be distributed by 20th Century Fox for a planned release of 7 August 2015
The movie apparently delayed until 2016. A part of me is sad because of that, but another is still very skeptical about the movie adaptation.
This ‘mixture of the game and new story elements’ kinda concerns me, especially considering that not only we will see Altair, but also Ezio into the same movie, or so it seems. I wonder what we’re gonna get and I seriously hope they won’t screw up everything. Every movie inspired by books and/or games proved to be a disaster (well, except Harry Potter I’d say) and I would be disappointed to see one of my favourite game series ruined.
Still, I’m pretty curious to see Robert as Leo :P