20th Century Fox’s Assassin’s Creed is based on the popular Ubisoft video games which means before it even opens in theaters the film has a strike against it. Video games haven’t translated well to the big screen, but at least Assassin’s Creed has critically acclaimed actors working in its favor. The cast is led by Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs, 12 Years a Slave) and includes Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night, Macbeth), Jeremy Irons (Reversal of Fortune), Michael K Williams (Boardwalk Empire), and Brendan Gleeson (In Bruges, The Guard). Directed by Justin Kurzel, Assassin’s Creed opens in theaters on December 21, 2016.
The Plot: Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (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.