Video game developer Ubisoft has developed a live action short film series called, Assassin's Creed: Lineage. There are three episodes and the first of the three is set to be released on YouTube on October 27th. The film was made by the Ubisoft owned visual effects studio, Hybrid Technologies, which worked on feature films such as 300 and Sin City.
The short films will tell the story of Giovanni Auditore da Firenze, the father of Assassin’s Creed II’s main character, Ezio. The shorts will shed light on the events leading up to the upcoming game, as well as introduce players to a host of characters they will encounter in the highly anticipated sequel.
Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said in a statement,
The Assassin’s Creed Lineage film series is part of Ubisoft’s ongoing efforts to reinforce its intellectual properties by bringing them to multiple entertainment mediums, providing gamers with a more immersive experience when they play as Ezio, the master assassin of Assassin’s Creed II.
Below you can watch the trailer for this short film series. I think it looks pretty cool for a low budget short film. It gives you a solid idea of what a movie based on the video game series might actually look like. I'm sure this series will be used to help sell the rights to a film studio so a major motion picture will get made.