So get this! Ubisoft has declared plans for a next-generation theme park. It is scheduled to open in 2020 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The park will feature rides, attractions, and shows all based on Ubisoft’s games and characters such as Assassin’s Creed, Just Dance, and Rabbids. Jean de Rivières, senior vice president of Ubisoft Motion Pictures stated that “the intention for this park is to immerse people in reactive worlds where they can interact with each other and become the heroes of their own life-sized game.” Ubisoft is creating the park together with theme-park developer RSG. They will operate the park, while Ubisoft will control the creative aspects of the attractions.
Alongside having a big theme park, Ubisoft’s Motion Pictures is also developing an Assassin’s Creed film, which entered production in February 2015. The first shot from the movie was of actor Michael Fassbender who is playing the assassin Aguilar. He will also be playing his counterpart, Callum Lynch, who discovers his relation to the 15th century assassin through his memories. Even though the movie is not based on any of the Assassin’s Creed games, the visual aspects like the costumes will be accurate to the visual style in the games. Costume designer Sammy Sheldon Differ stated
“I have much respect for the historical accuracy and vast characterization represented in each game. This has been a fantastic starting point to understand what is needed to be faithful to the artistic content and begin creating our film world. Bearing in mind this rich base, I have used our period of 15th century Spain, with its strong influences of Moorish deco, to give the assassin’s looks a nomadic warrior personification.”
Assassin’s Creed begins filming next week in London, Malta, and Spain. The film is scheduled for release on December 21, 2016. I think I speak for all Assassin’s Creed fans that we are very excited for this movie and the upcoming projects from Ubisoft. I also want to put out there that if they need a female Assassin for the movie, I offer myself as tribute. Hey, I just want to wear one of the costumes!