Assassin's Creed movie dated for holiday 2016

Assassin's Creed's film adaptation has been given a firm release date, but that puts it up against a potentially much bigger holiday film.

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Assassin's Creed is still set for the big screen, but will be coming a little later than expected.

The Hollywood Reporter (via Game Informer) reports 20th Century Fox has slated the adaptation for December 21, 2016. Previously, it had only been given a wide "summer 2015" window. We expected a delay might occur late last year, when we learned the script was unfinished

The new date will give it an obstacle much tougher than any Templar, though. It's releasing just one week after first Star Wars spin-off. Depending on how well Star Wars: The Force Awakens is received later this year, a reinvigorated fan base could be more inclined toward lightsabers than hidden blades for their sci-fi action fix.

Michael Fassbender is set to star in the Assassin's Creed adaptation, with Justin Kurzel directing.

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    January 6, 2015 8:16 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Assassin's Creed movie dated for holiday 2016

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      January 6, 2015 8:21 AM

      I can pretty much guarantee that even if the force awakens is complete garbage, and I don't think it will be, I will still shell out to see a star wars spin off before an assassin's creed movie, even with fassbender.

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      January 6, 2015 8:22 AM

      in a twist of fate unexpected to all it will only be released in HFR!

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      January 6, 2015 8:41 AM

      Someone needs to check their dates.

      Star Wars is Dec 2015. So either they don't conflict, or it was only pushed back 6 months (instead of 18.)

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        January 6, 2015 9:02 AM

        someone needs to improve reading comprehension. article states a star wars spinoff is scheduled for that time, and even references the force awakens showing in 2015.