Time to utilize that Eagle Vision. The first poster for next year’s Assassin’s Creed adaptation, starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, is little more than a reminder that the film is on its way, but it references some key aspects of the bestselling game franchise, including the lines of the Animus, which is sure to please fans.
Heading into the fall, there’s nothing but good buzz about Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth adaptation starring Fassbender and Cotillard, and given that the same team is collaborating on Assassin’s Creed, that’s very good news indeed. Kurzel is expecting to roll cameras this August/September, working from a script from Bill Collage, Adam Cooper and Michael Lesslie. The producers include Frank Marshall, Arnon Milchan, Jean-Julien Baronnet, Conor McCaughan, Fassbender and Pat Crowley.
Plot details have been scarce, though the Spanish Inquisition is rumored as a setting, and red-hot Ex Machina breakthrough Alicia Vikander is also in the mix for a role, though there’s no information yet about whether ink has hit paper as far as she’s involved.
It’s been a long progression to the big screen for Assassin’s Creed. Fassbender, who is rumored to star as Desmond Miles, has been trying to get the movie made since sometime in 2012, and the actor has stuck with it all the way, reportedly enthused about the ideas of DNA memory that the series touches upon. If talk is to be believed, the Assassin’s Creed movie will certainly be more than a period piece, instead focusing on a man from modern times who is forced to relive his ancestral memories and learns that he comes from a long line of assassins who have stealthily shaped the course of history.
Assassin’s Creed will begin filming this fall for a planned release date of December 21, 2016.