Jeremy Irons and Brendan Gleeson join “Assassins’ Creed” film
Two more names have agreed to star in the upcoming “Assassin’s Creed” film, set to release late next year. Actors Jeremy Irons and Brendan Gleeson are the latest stars to join Michael Fassbender in the New Regency adaptation of the popular video game “Assassin’s Creed” franchise.
The film has certainly seen its share of delays but that’s nothing new in the video-game adaptation world of cinema. As of right now Justin Kurzel is directing the project, with production scheduled to begin in the early fall.
The film was originally set to release earlier this summer but that date was quickly rescheduled to a December 21, 2016 release-date. Published and developed by Ubisoft, “Assassin’s Creed” the game saw its debut on the PS3.
The franchise has quickly became one of the most popular on the market, and has seen a few shaky launches in the past. Despite any and all setbacks that may have taken place during the launches, the games have sold over 90 million units since their debut. The story in the games follows a lineage of Assassins as they try and protect the world from the Templars
In the film Irons is set to play Cotillard’s father, while Gleeson will play Fassbender’s father, this according to Deadline. “Assassin’s Creed” is being co-financed by RatPac and Alpha Pictures with Frank Marshall, Arnon Milkman, Jean-Julien Baronet, Conor McCaughan, Fassbender and Pat Crowley sharing producer credits.
Joining Irons, Gleeson and Fassbender in the film will be Marion Cotillard and Michael K. Williams.