"Assassin's Creed" is one of the most popular video game franchises of all time, but Fassbender told EW (while on location in Spain) that he wasn't one of the millions of fans before he was cast:
He knows the pressure is on to deliver for the fans, and since he kept repeating "special," that seems to be the key emphasis. This movie is reuniting Fassbender with this "Macbeth" director Justin Kurzel, which suggests a different kind of video game adaptation (in a good way, we hope).
I've played it since [being offered the job] mainly to get an idea of the physicality of the character. We're striving to find something special. We believe the whole concept around it is special and want to service that the best we can. The fans are really passionate: very specific and they expect accuracy and historical detail. We're really trying to capitalize and feed on and enjoy the fun element. We're working hard to make this something special."
Here's the film's official synopsis (via Collider):
Here's the first photo, shared over the summer:
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."
And here's the full new shot:
"Assassin's Creed" is scheduled for release on December 21st, 2016.
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