Assassin’s Creed

“I believe you are destined for great things,” says Alan Rikkin (Jeremy Irons) to Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) in the latest trailer for the forthcoming action film Assassin’s Creed, based on the popular video game series.

This trailer really hammers home the fact that the Assassin’s Creed movie will borrow liberally from the source material – everything from the various weapons and moves used by the Assassins, to the awesome parkour sequences. Of course, the film also takes some liberties – Callum Lynch is an original character and the games have never actually gone to the Spanish Inquisition. Still, it will be interesting to see whether

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.

ASSASSIN’S CREED stars Academy Award nominee Michael Fassbender (X-Men: Days of Future Past, 12 Years a Slave) and Academy Award winner Marion Cotillard (The Dark Knight Rises, La Vie en Rose). The film is directed by Justin Kurzel (Snowtown, Macbeth); produced by New Regency, Ubisoft Motion Pictures, DMC Films and Kennedy/Marshall; co-financed by RatPac Entertainment and Alpha Pictures; and distributed by 20th Century Fox.

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