The Assassins Creed game series has been with us for what feels like decades, or generations if you want to look beyond release dates and instead at where the games take us. It was only a matter of time before it hit the big screen, and with a release at the end of the year, we finally got our first look at it in action.
“Callum Lynch discovers that his ancestor Aguilar, from 15th century Spain, was an Assassin. Callum relives Aguilar’s memories to gain knowledge and skills necessary to confront the Templars—age-old enemies of the Assassins—in the present day.”
Michael Fassbender plays the lead role of Callum/Aguilar and from what we’ve seen in the trailer so far, it looks stunning. Set during the Spanish Inquisition, expect an interesting take on alternate history in a way the Assassin’s Creed series does exceptionally well.
The movie stars Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, and Brendan Gleeson, and is directed by Justin Kurzel who previously made Macbeth (2015), The Turning (2013) and Snowtown (2011).
With Ubisoft very much involved in the movie adaptation, it should certainly bring hope to gamers around the world who are fed up with game-to-movie translations that don’t entirely follow the game’s lore.