I’m no gamer so I couldn’t tell you diddley about Assassin’s Creed, but buzz has it that the movie adaptation of the popular video game series could be huge. And now, the film’s first images are hitting the web (see gallery below).
As a novice to the property, I’ll simply copy-and-paste the studio’s plot summary:
- Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day.
For cinephiles like me, the cast – Michael Fassbender, plus Academy Award winners Marion Cotillard and Jeremy Irons – is enough to pique interest. In addition, it’s directed by Aussie filmmaker Justin Kurzel. He recently helmed the epic adaptation of Macbeth that also starred Fassbender and Cotillard.
Clearly 20th Century Fox has a lot of faith in what they have; look no further than the release date. Assassin’s Creed opens this holiday season, in the wake of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, on December 21, 2016. Now that’s confidence.
(Click on any photo for larger image in gallery preview.)