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Good news for Assassin’s Creed, via Tracking-Board.com

The actioner won’t hit theaters until December, but it appears as though producers feel they may already have a hit on their hands.

The adaptation of the blockbuster video game Assassin’s Creed from New Regency isn’t set to bow until December, but The Tracking Board has learned that the company is officially underway with plans for the sequel, ASSASSIN’S CREED 2. With star Michael Fassbender on board, the stage is set for a new action-adventure franchise starring the two-time Academy Award nominee.

The sequel sees familiar names from the yet-to-be-released title’s production team, with Jean-Julien Baronnet producing for Ubisoft Motion Pictures, Frank Marshall producing through his Kennedy-Marshall Company, while Fassbender and Conor McCaughan will produce through their DMC Films shingle. Matt Phelps will oversee for Ubisoft, while Pam Abdy will oversee for New Regency.

Director Justin Kurzel’s forthcoming action-adventure story stars Fassbender and Marion Cotillard – the three of whom worked together previously on last year’s critically acclaimed MacBeth. Fassbender plays Callum Lynch, a man who discovers that he’s the descendant of a secretive society of deadly assassins, who are at war with the Knights Templar. Through a machine, Lynch becomes able to tap into the memories of his ancestor Aguilar, an assassin in 15th century Spain. Commanding his ancestor’s incredible skills, ability, and knowledge, Lynch sets forth to take on the Knights Templar in the present.

The film takes its name from the mega-popular Ubisoft video game series, though the storyline involving Lynch/Aguilar was created specifically for the film. The movie won’t be a retelling of games’ stories, but will exist in the same world.

That the studio is already laying the groundwork for the sequel is hardly surprising, given the international appeal of both the game and its star, Fassbender. But skeptics of video game-based films may interpret this move as a sign of confidence from those involved that, unlike previous attempts to bring popular video game properties to the big screen, Assassin’s Creed could not only work – but thrive. The hefty $125 million budget, which includes financing from co-financiers like Alpha Pictures International and Brett Ratner’s RatPac Entertainment, is all the more reason to get started on a sequel, as Regency Enterprises, distributor 20th Century Fox and the bevy of investors involved will want to pounce any momentum that the film finds at the box office.

The mostly positive reactions to the first images of Fassbender as the Lynch/Aguilar character may have further fueled producers to initiate plans for a sequel. Previous attempts to launch franchises based on Tomb Raider, Prince of Persia, and Silent Hill have yielded lackluster results, to say the least, but as the pictures of Fassbender spread across social media, they quickly prompted some to announce that 2016 could be the year that video game adaptations break their losing streak – the latest trailer for World of Warcraft from Duncan Jones has somewhat quelled that hopeful spirit.

Assassin’s Creed is set to hit theaters on December 21st, 2016.

The first Trailer for The Light Between Oceans is out. Based on the book by M.L Stedman, the movie is set for release on September.


On a remote Australian island in the years following World War I, lighthouse keeper Tom Sherbourne (Michael Fassbender) and his wife, Isabel (Alicia Vikander), discover a boat washed ashore carrying a dead man and a two-month old baby.
Rescuing the infant, they make the decision to raise her as their own but the consequences of their choice prove to be devastating.

Also starring Rachel Weisz and produced by David Heyman and Jeffrey Clifford, The Light Between Oceans will be released later this year.

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The Snowman gets Release Date and it’s currently filming in Norway.

It was 2011 when Tomas Alfredson debuted his stellar follow-up to Let the Right One In, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. Since then, he’s circled a number of projects that never got off the ground. However, today we finally have confirmation on what he’ll certainly be doing next — and when we can see it.

Universal Pictures and Working Title Films have announced Alfredson is confirmed for The Snowman, an adaptation of Jo Nesbø‘s novel, which kicks off production in January ahead of a Friday, October 13th, 2017 release. Led by Michael Fassbender, Rogue Nation‘s break-out star Rebecca Ferguson, and Charlotte Gainsbourg, we also have an official synopsis, which can be read below for the highly-anticipated project.
Michael Fassbender (X-Men series), Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation) and Charlotte Gainsbourg (Independence Day: Resurgence) star in THE SNOWMAN, a terrifying thriller from director Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), based on’s global bestseller. When an elite crime squad’s lead detective (Fassbender) investigates the disappearance of a victim on the first snow of winter, he fears an elusive serial killer may be active again. With the help of a brilliant recruit (Ferguson), the cop must connect decades-old cold cases to the brutal new one if he hopes to outwit this unthinkable evil before the next snowfall.”

THE SNOWMAN is produced by Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner (The Theory of Everything, Les Misérables), as well as Robyn Slovo (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) and Piodor Gustafsson (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo). A Working Title Films production—in association with Another Park Film—the thriller is executive produced by Nesbø, Niclas Salomonsson, Martin Scorsese, Alfredson, Liza Chasin and Amelia Granger. The film, which starts principal photography on January 18, will shoot entirely on location in Norway in the cities of Oslo and Bergen and the area of Rjukan.

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Here are pictures from last week’s 73rd Golden Globe Awards


Entertainment Weekly brings an exclusive first look at Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander in “The Light Between Oceans“.



Scandinavian screen siren Alicia Vikander and German-Irish leading man Michael Fassbender are all aglow in a newly released image from Derek Cianfrance’s period drama The Light Between Oceans.

Directed and adapted by Cianfrance (Blue Valentine, The Place Between the Pines) from M.L. Stedman’s novel of the same name, Oceans tells the story of a lighthouse keeper and his wife who find a baby and a dead body in a rowboat and decide to raise the child as their own in post-World War I Australia.

The film is one of several big-screen projects in the works for each actor, both of whom have bounced between prestige pictures and more mainstream fare with aplomb. Fassbender’s upcoming movies include X-Men: Apocalypse, Assassin’s Creed, and an untitled Terrence Malick movie, while Vikander will be seen in the next Bourne movie and Wim Wenders’ Submergence.

The Light Between Oceans, from DreamWorks and Disney, is due in theaters later this year.

Michael Fassbender attended the 2016 Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala where he received the International Star Award. Here are the some pictures:


The February 2016 issue of Empire Magazine also brings a feature on Assassin’s Creed and X-Men: Apocalypse, here are scans:


Happy new year, everyone!

The January 8th issue of Entertainment Weekly brings a preview of Michael Fassbender Callum Lynch in the upcoming “Assassin’s Creed”. Based on the game by the same name, the movie is set to be released on December 2016. Here are scans, thanks to Claudia.


The Snowman has got a date for shooting start and release:

Universal Pictures and Working Title Films announced today The Snowman release date has been set for Friday, October 13, 2017. Michael Fassbender (X-Men series), Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation) and Charlotte Gainsbourg (Independence Day: Resurgence) star in The Snowman, a terrifying thriller from director Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), based on Jo Nesbø’s global bestseller.

When an elite crime squad’s lead detective (Fassbender) investigates the disappearance of a victim on the first snow of winter, he fears an elusive serial killer may be active again. With the help of a brilliant recruit (Ferguson), the cop must connect decades-old cold cases to the brutal new one if he hopes to outwit this unthinkable evil before the next snowfall.

The Snowman is produced by Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner (The Theory of Everything, Les Misérables), as well as Robyn Slovo (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) and Piodor Gustafsson (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo). A Working Title Films production—in association with Another Park Film—the thriller is executive produced by Nesbø, Niclas Salomonsson, Martin Scorsese, Alfredson, Liza Chasin and Amelia Granger.

The film, which starts principal photography on January 18, will shoot entirely on location in Norway in the cities of Oslo and Bergen and the area of Rjukan.

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