During a press junket for Assassin’s Creed, Fassbender spoke with Sky Cinema teasing elements of his upcoming sci-fi thriller, Alien Covenant.
From the sounds of things, as many of us predicted from the trailer released a couple of weeks ago, Alien Covenant will be tonally close to the first few Alien films, whilst maintaining the scope of Prometheus. The latter part of which is…fine.
Fassbender also hints at some much-needed resolutions to unanswered questions from this prequel’s previous prequel. Questions like; Can we pretend that that Alien at the end doesn’t count? How come Noomi Rapace didn’t run to the side of the falling space ship. Are we ever going to fully understand what those Engineer guys were all about? No, fair enough.
Were there Engineer ladies, how did that species work?
Alien Covenant is set to hit theatres May 19th 2017
If you’re a fan of the Assassin’s Creed universe, then you’d be more than aware of the trope of falling from a great height and landing comfortably in a bale of hay, dubbed the “Leap of Faith”. Now, this great height can vary from a couple of metres, to several-hundred stories on a whim.
Since this trope has come to be one of the franchise’s greatest critic, it’s to be expected that we won’t be seeing this specific adrenaline pumping, physics defying stunt in the movie.
In an interview with Gizmodo, director Justin Kurzel commented on the use of hay bales to brake an assassin’s fall;
“You’ll see a leap of faith, you won’t see it in a hay bale…It’ll end in a surprising way…I managed to find another way, in which an Assassin lands in the film.”
It sounds like we’re going to see a nice nod to the old ways of faith-leaping, probably in the background after Michael Fassbender’s, Aguilar, recovers from the leap.
Assassin’s Creed lands in theatres December 21st starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, Directed by Justin Kurzel.
How do you think the leap of faith will end in Assassin’s Creed?
Bit late to the party with this one, I’ve been doing stuff. Far out this looks fantastic.
Michael Fassbender nails the performance of Jobs. But honestly, Seth Rogen and Jeff Daniels’ performances are even more intriguing to me. It’s nice to see Jeff Daniels showing off his Newsroom talent on film.
I’m all about encouraging actors that are more known for comedy in dramatic roles, these days.