It’s no secret that Video game movies have been very poor in the past.
Think about the terrible Super Mario movie,
or the horrible Alone in the Dark..
or even Double Dragon.
More recent attempts have also been lackluster, like Warcraft.
That being said, the trailers and buzz surrounding Assassin's Creed the movie is very positive and the fact that star Michael Fassbender is heavily involved even past the fact that he is the main star, it could be the movie that changes our opinions on Gaming Films the way the Batman Begins changed it for Superheros.
The other Video Game film announced for development is Gears of War, please don’t mess that up Hollywood. Early news is The Rock could be up for the role of Marcus, so here’s hoping it's a good film.