Aussie filmmaker Justin Kurzel, the director of the upcoming “Assassin’s Creed” film adaptation, has continued doing press for the video game-inspired movie and was asked by Premiere about sequel possibilities.
The game series is famous for choosing a different historical time period and location for each entry be it the Third Crusade, Renaissance Italy, Constantinople at its apex, America’s colonisation, the Seven Years’ War, pirate-era Caribbean, the French revolution or Victorian England.
The upcoming first film adaptation takes place during the Spanish Inquisition, but for a second big screen installment of this story of the war between the Assassins & Templar’s, Kurzel has a place very unexpected in mind:
“I thought about maybe not going too far back, maybe into, like, the ’50’s in America. You know, I think that could be a really interesting period around the Cold War. Traditionally, I think they’ve gone back further than that. Recent history is something I’m quite interested in. You can definitely kind of do a film-noir thing to it.”
Kurzel also expanded as to why, out of all the historical events he could’ve picked, that the Spanish Inquisition was the best choice for the first film:
“I think there’s great scope there to kind of go into. I think you have to go into volatile points of history, that’s why The Spanish Inquisition work so well, because you got something the assassins could rally against in terms of the religious persecution that was going on there.”
“Assassin’s Creed” opens in cinemas on December 21st.