Now this is a cool idea, package a movie ticket with varying levels of goodies from the film. And it all starts with Assassin’s Creed.
There’s some pretty nifty Assassin’s Creed stuff out there in the world. From McFarlane Toys-made hidden blades and action figures to clothing, it’s a pretty well-represented series of games and one of publisher Ubisoft’s crown jewels. And thanks to the forthcoming motion picture starring Michael Fassbender, it’s about to get a whole lot bigger.
Unlike most video game adaptations, Assassin’s Creed is actually looking really good with an A+ star like Fassbender in the title role and an original story that both presents something new for fans to dig into and also one that should fit into the overall narrative played out in the games.
It’s a familiar story for anyone who’s a fan, and follows Fassbender’s Callum Lynch in the modern age, who slips into the guise of his ancestor Aguilar through the use of the Animus (though that’s not mentioned by name in the pr text). As you might have guessed, Aguilar is an Assassin.
The film is still a long ways off, some 9 months, but that hasn’t stopped Kernel from getting in on the action. Kernel represents something that certainly seems to be all-together new, a movie ticketing service that also gives fans something tangible to hold onto. Just what you get is totally based on your level of fandom/amount of cash you’re willing to part with. In that way, it kind of reminds me of Kickstarter rewards.
Kernel co-founder Andy Martinez says: “We’ve curated bundles at all levels but the most important item included in each purchase is the ticket. That’s the shared piece that binds and connects all of us as Assassin’s Creed fans since the day we first plugged into the Animus and thought to ourselves, ‘wow, this would make a great movie!’”
The ticket is also the shared bit that runs through all the bundles on offer from Kernel. These packs run the gamut from a watch to a hoodie, all the way up to a replica -handcrafted and numbered- crossbow movie prop. And some of it exclusive to Kernel, so you won’t find it anywhere else.
As you might imagine, some of these deals aren’t cheap. Again though, there’s stuff for every price level. The Collector’s Watch bundle for instance, which is very limited in availability by the way, will only run you $15.00 USD. That’s pretty awesome considering that a movie ticket alone is about that price to begin with.
The top of the list? Why that’d be that crossbow I mentioned. The bundle with that included run you $1200.00 USD, which just might be worth it to you depending on your level of AC devotion.
You can head over to Kernel’s website (here) right now to get in on any of this stuff. Also, you might want to stay tuned for more, as the company says that Assassin’s Creed is just the first of its tie-ins, and there’ll be plenty more to come.
Here’s what you can take home (in addition to the film viewing I mean):
- Spanish Crossbow from Ubi Workshop – Kernel Exclusive
Only available on Kernel, this 15th century crossbow is an exact 1:1 scale replica of the weapon featured in the Assassin’s Creed movie. Created by famed Hollywood weapon’s master Tim Wildgoose, the crossbow is 18” long and features scenes from Medieval Spain, as well as motifs from Assassin’s Creed lore. Handcrafted, numbered and limited to an edition size of 20, this piece is a worthy centerpiece of any Assassin’s Creed or movie prop collection. Comes with a signed letter of authenticity. This package also includes a ticket to see Assassin’s Creed in theaters, a digital copy of the script, and behind-the-scenes extras. Priced at $1200.
- TriForce Aguilar Premier Scale Statue
The officially licensed Assassin’s Creed: Aguilar Premier Scale Statue, masterfully sculpted, hand-finished and hand-painted to precision quality by the artisans at TriForce. The limited-edition statue, crafted and cast in polystone, the most authentic on the market, portrays Aguilar posed on top of a 15th Century Spanish rooftop. The package includes a ticket to see Assassin’s Creed in theaters, a digital copy of the script, and behind-the-scenes extras. Priced at $500
- Official Assassin’s Creed Hoodie – Kernel Exclusive
Only available on Kernel, Ubi Workshop’s hoodies offer fans an early look at Callum Lynch’s hoodie in the upcoming movie. The original costume was created by famed BAFTA nominated costume designer Sammy Sheldon Differ and worn by Michael Fassbender in his starring role. With its modern fit and unique hood, this unisex Hoodie is made from 100 percent polyester, features two side pockets, metal snap buttons embossed with Assassin’s Creed logo and a YKK zipper. The packages includes a ticket to see Assassin’s Creed in theaters, a digital copy of the script, and behind-the-scenes extras. Priced at $100.
- McFarlane Toys Aguilar Hidden Blade – First Look!
Assassin’s Creed fans can bring the movie to life with McFarlane’s new screen-accurate Hidden Blade role-play item, offered as an exclusive first look only on Kernel. Used by Aguilar, the 15th century Assassin played by Michael Fassbender, the blade is highly detailed, intricately sculpted and true to the original design. An early unpainted sculpt is currently shown on Kernel, giving fans a rare glimpse of McFarlane’s creative process. The final product will be fully painted and functional, including a button-activated play-action and extending hidden blade. This package also includes a ticket to see Assassin’s Creed in theaters, a digital copy of the script, and behind-the-scenes extras. Priced at $60.
- T-Shirt + Movie Ticket + Script
Live the Creed in this exclusive Assassin’s Creed movie T-shirt with the iconic words “Work in the dark to serve the light.” T-shirt is made of 100 percent pre-shrunk cotton and features a round neck and relax fit. This package also includes a ticket to see Assassin’s Creed in theaters, a digital copy of the script, and behind-the-scenes extras. Priced at $25.
- Movie Ticket + Collector’s Watch + Script + Aguilar & Maria Temporary Tattoos – One Week Only!
Fans can arm themselves with everything needed to countdown to the Assassin’s Creed movie release, including a smooth printed LED Collector’s Assassin’s Creedwatch (with silicone band, digital readout, and month/year function), replicas of Aguilar and Maria’s tattoos as featured in the movie, an official digital copy of the script delivered on the day of the film’s release, and behind-the-scenes extras. Priced at $15, the special introductory package is available for one week only.