New Assassin?s Creed images show the past and the present

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Justin Kurzel (Snowtown, Macbeth) is directing the film adaptation of the video game series. It stars Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard (Macbeth, The Dark Knight Rises), Michael Kenneth Williams (12 Years a Slave), Ariane Labed (Before Midnight), Jeremy Irons and Brendan Gleeson.

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.

Empire had the new images and had this to say about them:

Judging by those manacles and that burning pyre, Aguilar, the hero of Ubisoft?s stellar gaming franchise, looks like he?s just escaped a Macbethian fate here, possibly at the hands of the shadowy Knights Templars.

Meanwhile, his contemporary, Lynch (below), the equivalent of the game?s Desmond Miles, is a man forced to relive his ancestor?s exploits via a VR machine called the Animus. No, this isn?t an outtake from Hunger. The shorn and noticeably gaunter Lynch is incarcerated either as a criminal or a madman, presumably with the Templar?s corporate avatars exploiting his connection with the past for their own nefarious ends.

Assassin?s Creed is out in UK cinemas in December 2016.

Could this be the first decent film based on a video game?



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