It's been a long time coming, folks. After years in development, and months of very little talk, we have our first look at Michael Fassbender in the "Assassin's Creed" movie--which is based on the Ubisoft video game franchise of the same name--courtesy of Yahoo! Movies.
Check it out below:
According to the outlet, the character Fassbender will be portraying in the film is named Callum Lynch. The synopsis for the film is as follows.
Lynch discovers he is a descendant of the secret Assassins society through unlocked genetic memories that allow him to relive the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. After gaining incredible knowledge and skills he’s poised to take on the oppressive Knights Templar in the present day.
While this sounds promising, the synopsis may bum some fans out, as that means the character has been created specifically for the film. So don't expect any video game retellings in this film. All the same, even if you are fans of the video game, I can't really see many people hating on this photo, as it sticks to the spirit of the game while still looking amazing. In fact, the more I look at it, the more I'm positive that this'll be the one to send video game flicks to the next level.
I'm a huge fan of comic book movies. No question there. But even I have to admit the market is becoming increasingly over-saturated. Right now, things seem to be working out in the studios' favor, but I'm just waiting for the other shoe to drop. Eventually, moviegoers will tire of the latest comic book flick, and will be hungry for something else, and without a question, video game movies seem like the next logical trend.
Though from "The Super Mario Bro." movie to the latest "Hitman: Agent 47," it seems like this genre has been a particularly hard nut to crack. But if anyone can break that losing streak, I'd put my money on Mr. Fassbender. Simply put, the man has an amazing cache of movies, and seems to take great care in deciding the projects he will take on.
Oh yeah, and the movie starts filming on Monday, so don't expect it to disappear from our radar any time soon.
"Assassin's Creed" is set to hit theaters on December 21, 2016.
SOURCE: Yahoo! Movies