Photos continue to pour out from the set of Ubisoft Motion Pictures’ high-profile Assassin’s Creed movie, with the latest images sending star Michael Fassbender back in time as the elusive Callum Lynch.
Coming by way of Spanish film website Skript.fr, the stills feature Fassbender donning the famous guise sported by members of the Assassins, and it’s one that fans of Ubisoft’s historical video game franchise will recognize instantaneously.
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Reuniting with his Macbeth cohorts, the actor is bringing the sprawling series to the silver screen under the watchful eye of director Justin Kurzel, while Marion Cotillard completes the trifecta that was last seen bringing a visceral and brooding turn to Shakespeare’s work. Ubisoft will be hoping to capture lightning in a bottle with Assassin’s Creed, given that there’s already mooted talk of building the film into a bona fide franchise should the maiden voyage prove successful.
As for the core story, Callum Lynch (Fassbender) discovers that he is in fact a descendant of the longstanding Assassins society, thrusting him into a new battle with the devious Knights Templar. The jury’s still out on how faithful Kurzel and Ubisoft are aiming to be with Assassin’s Creed, but then again, we do know that Abstergo Industries – and possibly the Animus? – will feature at some point.
Assassin’s Creed will slink into theaters on December 21, 2016. Jeremy Irons and Brendan Gleeson also star.
Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) discovers he is a descendant of the secret Assassins society through unlocked genetic memories that allow him to relive the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. After gaining incredible knowledge and skills he’s poised to take on the oppressive Knights Templar in the present day.