MyDVDInsider has an interesting interview with Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood lead writer Jeffrey Yohalem. Yohalem describes his inspirations in the filmic arts and includes titles like Avatar and There Will Be Blood (!!!) but how’s this for a surprise inspiration?
Up in the Air
While developing the story for Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, and dialogue for the game’s protagonist
Ezio, I took inspiration from Ryan Bingham, the corporate assassin played by George Clooney in Up in the Air — the loneliness and missed opportunities he experiences, and the way he hides his real emotions.
You can read the rest of the interview here.