Apparently video games being adapted into cinematic features is a trending concept, becoming known worldwide. With the premiere of Ratchet & Clank, and Warcraft this year, that’s two more title properties of video games which have garnered cinematic adaptations. Along with those video-game based films, we also have the addition of Assassin’s Creed (2016) to the list of video game properties being adapted into cinematic features.
Based on the non-linear style video game, which gained its start in 2007, Assassin’s Creed will also premiere later this year in December, 2016. Starring Micheal Fassbender (X-Men: Apocalypse) and Marion Cotillard (Inception); Directed by Justin Kurzel. We don’t know much of yet on how the film will relate to the original video game series, but it’s likely that the focal points of the Assassin’s Creed video games will be the basis of the film as well. Here’s the synopsis for Assassin’s Creed (2016), which gives us a better understanding of what we’re in for. Provided via Collider.
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.
The synopsis gives us a clear description of the proximity shared between the original, video game series and the newest film based on the video game property of Assassin’s Creed. The film seems to share a lot of similarities to the concept of the original Assassin’s Creed (2007) video game.
We don’t have much else in terms of confirmed information on the film, but we do have a plethora of images of Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard on the set of Assassin’s Creed (2016) giving us a closer look at Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) and Marion Cottilard as Dr. Sophia Rikkin. The images were also provided via Collider. See them below.
Assassin’s Creed (2016) premieres December 21, 2016. Directed by Justin Kerzel. Starring Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson, and Michael K. Williams.