Assassin’s Creed: 20% on RT


I hear the “Assassin’s Creed” movie is seriously terrible.   I don’t doubt it: the dual-level VR future/past storyline seemed seriously bizarre when I first heard about it, long long ago…


True story: I was hired to write novels from the original Assassin’s Creed game.   Three of ’em, and was half-way through the second when the entire thing was cancelled.  It seems that the folk sat Ubisoft were paid a visit from some soft-spoken Middle-Eastern gentlemen in suits who said they were the descendants of the original assassins, and didn’t appreciate their culture being appropriated.  This was not too long after 9/11, and I guess the Ubisoft guys had visions of their cars blowing up and chickened out.  Oh well, I still got about 2/3 of the money, and eventually re-wrote the first book and published it elsewhere (see link)…


Its a shame, because I was having fun, and the third book would have detailed a forbidden and forgotten episode from the Crusades, when the armies of Saladin and Richard the Lionehearted joined forces to fight a Lovecraftian nightmare in the desert…oh well, it wasn’t meant to be. 


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