The first shot for the upcoming Assassin’s Creed film is here showing Oscar nominee Michael Fassbender in full Assassin garb. Fassbender will be playing a brand new character for the series, Callum Lynch, a man who discovers his link to an ancestor through unlocked genetic memories. As fans of the series will tell you, this allows the characters to relive the murderous ways of their ancestors. Lynch’s ancestor is Aguilar, a member of the secret Assassin society in 15th Century Spain.
Australian director, Justin Kurzel (Snowtown), takes the reigns of this huge budget video game adaptation. Assassin’s Creed also stars Oscar winner Marion Cotillard (Inception, La Vie en Rose), Michael Kenneth (12 Years a Slave) and Ariane Labed (Before Midnight). Filming starts on Monday in Malta, London and Spain.
Kurzel has worked with both Fassbender and Cotillard on the upcoming MacBeth which has been receiving stellar reviews. Will Kurzel be the director to help break the terrible video game film adaptation curse? Well, we’ll have to wait to find out when Assassin’s Creed hits screens around the world in December 2016.