Production rumbles on for Ubisoft Motion Pictures’ live-action adaptation of Assassin’s Creed, and Head of Content Azaïzia Aymar has taken to Twitter to share a fresh batch of set photos that spotlight some familiar artifacts.
Similarly to set photos of old, Aymar’s latest array of images focus on the nefarious Abstergo Industries, a corrupt mega-corporation that specializes in bleeding-edge tech. In fact, it’s this drive for innovation that allows the company to revisit different historical epochs through the Animus machine, and as last week’s still image indicated, Michael Fassbender’s Callum Lynch may have already been subjected to such a treatment by the time the film opens.
But this time around, Assassin’s Creed is flaunting its historical artifacts – artifacts that have likely been accrued through time by the devious Knights Templar. Displaying a marked commitment to Ubisoft’s source material, ardent fans of the stealthy juggernaut will instantly recognize the nuanced design of each weapon.
— Azaïzia Aymar (@AymarMtl) November 4, 2015
Justin Kurzel will bring the Assassin’s Creed universe to the big screen in all its elusive, clandestine glory when UMP’s feature arrives on December 21, 2016. Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons and Brendan Gleeson round out the impressive ensemble.
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.