‘Assassin’s Creed: Unity’: Theater and gaming collide in musical mashup

Nov. 07, 2014 | 5:25 a.m.

“Assassin’s Creed: Unity” gets a way-off-Broadway treatment with Machinima Prime’s “Assassin’s Creed: The Musical,” a three-song musical-theater experience that stars real talent from the Great White Way.

Professionals including Matt Caplan (“Rent,” the recent revival of “South Pacific,” “Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark,” “High Fidelity”), Jonah Platt (“Hair” at Hollywood Bowl, “Bare”), Ben Palacios (“SPANK!” national tour) and Jaquita Ta’le (from the hip-hop/R&B/reggae group Nola Darling) are featured in the production alongside the hosts of Machinima Inside Gaming, Bruce Greene and Eliot Dewberry.

A sequel to 2013’s “Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag,” “Assassin’s Creed: Unity” is set during the French Revolution and follows nobleman Arno Dorian, who joins the Assassins to investigate the murder of his adoptive father.

The musical, though, features characters from past games including Altair, Ezio, Connor, Edward, Aveline, even Desmond Miles.

The video is directed by Brendan Bradley with original songs by Cormac Bluestone and Joel Rubin. Longer versions of the songs featured in the production are to be released next week.

Meanwhile, “Assassin’s Creed: Unity” created by Ubisoft’s Montreal-based team, in conjunction with nine other studios from Toronto; Quebec; Singapore; Shanghai; Kiev, Ukraine; Annecy, France; Montpellier, France; Bucharest, Romania; and Chengdu, China, is set for release Nov. 11.

– Jevon Phillips | @storiz@LATherocomplex



One Response to ‘Assassin’s Creed: Unity’: Theater and gaming collide in musical mashup

  1. Tunt says:

    Jo Wood Approved!

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