Video games were created to entice players to experience a world beyond their own, one where they could have superpowers that were only imagined before. In this virtual world, even killers came to be heroes. One of the most realistic games that took users back to a time of human murder weapons and the almost mystical killing machines, the Knights Templar, is Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed. The franchise itself is massive. There are various stories or scenarios that have been created out of this world. The games have been flying off the shelves, and merchandise being sold with the Assassin’s Creed name on it goes into the millions.
But now the murderous plot is ready to take the big screen by storm. Directed by Justin Kurzel and produced by Sony Pictures, Hollywood’s version of Assassin’s Creed stars Michael Fassbender as the the lead character, Callum Lynch. He is a criminal by profession, and spends most of his time in and out of prisons. As fate would have it, he finds himself staring death in the face, ready for his own execution, when he is saved by a clandestine group known as Abstergo Industries. As a twisted thanks for saving his life, Callum has to participate in the Animus Project. He begins to relive through his memories the adventurous life of an infamous assassin by the name of Aguilar de Nerha who thrived during the Spanish Inquisition. Through these visions and re-lived memories, he gets to know better the sworn arch enemies of Abstergo Industries – the mysterious Knights Templar.
Michael Fassbender as Callum Lynch
Marion Cotillard as Sophia Rikkin
Jeremy Irons as Alan Rikkin
Brendan Gleeson as Callum’s father
Michael K. Williams as Moussa and Baptiste
Ariene Labed as Maria
Matias Varela as Emir and Yusuf
The soundtrack for the to-be-released action adventure film will be done by director Justin Kurzel’s brother, Jed Kurzel. It better prove to be just as epic as the video games.
The official release for Assassin’s Creed is set for a December 21, 2016 release.