The Assassin’s Creed movie is set in both the 21st and the 15th century, and when it delves into the past, the dialogue will switch to Spanish.
The news comes from an interview with director Justin Kurzel in the new issue of Total Film magazine (via GamesRadar):
“I just love the fact [production company] New Regency embraced it.
We did play around with English as well, but it was really obvious what you wanted as soon as you went back and started speaking beautiful Spanish. It really adds an exoticness and richness to the film.”
It is certainly interesting to see a large-scale movie actually trying something like this. The fact that New Regency accepted it is very surprising, and I’m hoping it will be good. Subtitles have never bothered me, and hearing the dialogue in the native language (even if you don’t understand it) conveys even more story and widely expands the verisimilitude of the movie/show.
The only thing that concerns me is that most of the movie takes place in the 21st century and, in the games, the past was always the fun part.
Assassin’s Creed is set for release on December 21st of 2016.
Nadie espera la inquisición española.