New Regency and 20th Century Fox released the first official photo of Michael Fassbender in character as Callum Lynch in Assassin’s Creed, based on the video game franchise (for those who are into Assassin’s Creed the video game, the character Fassbender’s playing was created for the movie). The photo, which debuted on Yahoo!, was accompanied by a new synopsis for the action adventure film directed by Justin Kurzel who also directed Fassbender in Macbeth. The cast also includes Marion Cotillard, another member of Kurzel’s Macbeth ensemble.
Filming is expected to begin next week in Malta, London, and Spain, according to Yahoo!. Assassin’s Creed is aiming for a December 21, 2016 theatrical release.
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.
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