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Michael Fassbender has been in Europe promoting the upcoming release of Assassin’s Creed. Here are photos:

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A new trailer and Poster for Assassin’s Creed have been released:


The first trailer for Assassin’s Creed is out and it looks epic! The movie is set for release on December 21st.


Good news for Assassin’s Creed, via Tracking-Board.com

The actioner won’t hit theaters until December, but it appears as though producers feel they may already have a hit on their hands.

The adaptation of the blockbuster video game Assassin’s Creed from New Regency isn’t set to bow until December, but The Tracking Board has learned that the company is officially underway with plans for the sequel, ASSASSIN’S CREED 2. With star Michael Fassbender on board, the stage is set for a new action-adventure franchise starring the two-time Academy Award nominee.

The sequel sees familiar names from the yet-to-be-released title’s production team, with Jean-Julien Baronnet producing for Ubisoft Motion Pictures, Frank Marshall producing through his Kennedy-Marshall Company, while Fassbender and Conor McCaughan will produce through their DMC Films shingle. Matt Phelps will oversee for Ubisoft, while Pam Abdy will oversee for New Regency.

Director Justin Kurzel’s forthcoming action-adventure story stars Fassbender and Marion Cotillard – the three of whom worked together previously on last year’s critically acclaimed MacBeth. Fassbender plays Callum Lynch, a man who discovers that he’s the descendant of a secretive society of deadly assassins, who are at war with the Knights Templar. Through a machine, Lynch becomes able to tap into the memories of his ancestor Aguilar, an assassin in 15th century Spain. Commanding his ancestor’s incredible skills, ability, and knowledge, Lynch sets forth to take on the Knights Templar in the present.

The film takes its name from the mega-popular Ubisoft video game series, though the storyline involving Lynch/Aguilar was created specifically for the film. The movie won’t be a retelling of games’ stories, but will exist in the same world.

That the studio is already laying the groundwork for the sequel is hardly surprising, given the international appeal of both the game and its star, Fassbender. But skeptics of video game-based films may interpret this move as a sign of confidence from those involved that, unlike previous attempts to bring popular video game properties to the big screen, Assassin’s Creed could not only work – but thrive. The hefty $125 million budget, which includes financing from co-financiers like Alpha Pictures International and Brett Ratner’s RatPac Entertainment, is all the more reason to get started on a sequel, as Regency Enterprises, distributor 20th Century Fox and the bevy of investors involved will want to pounce any momentum that the film finds at the box office.

The mostly positive reactions to the first images of Fassbender as the Lynch/Aguilar character may have further fueled producers to initiate plans for a sequel. Previous attempts to launch franchises based on Tomb Raider, Prince of Persia, and Silent Hill have yielded lackluster results, to say the least, but as the pictures of Fassbender spread across social media, they quickly prompted some to announce that 2016 could be the year that video game adaptations break their losing streak – the latest trailer for World of Warcraft from Duncan Jones has somewhat quelled that hopeful spirit.

Assassin’s Creed is set to hit theaters on December 21st, 2016.

The February 2016 issue of Empire Magazine also brings a feature on Assassin’s Creed and X-Men: Apocalypse, here are scans:


Happy new year, everyone!

The January 8th issue of Entertainment Weekly brings a preview of Michael Fassbender Callum Lynch in the upcoming “Assassin’s Creed”. Based on the game by the same name, the movie is set to be released on December 2016. Here are scans, thanks to Claudia.



Michael Fassbender in Assassins Creed

The first look at Michael Fassbender in Ubisoft Motion Pictures’ Assassin’s Creed adaptation has been revealed, and it’s dark and glorious. If you’re wondering just which assassin from the games Fassbender will be playing, here’s your answer: he’s not. Fassbender’s character is named Callum Lynch, a new protagonist created specifically for the movie adaptation. Not to worry though. The name may be new, but the core story about a modern man who uses cutting-edge technology to reach back to his assassin ancestors is still the same.

The image looks great, even if it’s just a static look at Fassbender in his heavily textured assassin’s garb, complete with Assassin’s Creed emblem sewn onto his hood and deadly wrist blades extended for battle. Also starring Academy Award-winner Marion Cotillard, Assassin’s Creed is directed by Justin Kurzel and produced by New Regency, Ubisoft Motion Pictures, DMC Films and Kennedy/Marshall. Distributor 20th Century Fox will release Assassin’s Creed in theaters worldwide on December 21st, 2016.

Here’s the film’s official synopsis:

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.

It’s not quite clear at this point just how much time Fassbender will split on screen between Lynch and Aguilar, or if the story itself is set during the Spanish Inquisition, but the Aguilar name should be familiar to fans of the video game. Though that particular Aguilar was a surname for a Spanish Templar – a faction who opposes the Assassins – Fassbender’s ancestral character in the movie having a similar name is an interesting tie in. We can expect to see much more from this anticipated adaptation over the next year, but until then we’ll just have to speculate.

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The first Poster for Assassin’s Creed has been released:

If you saw the new trailer for director Justin Kurzel’s upcoming adaptation of Macbeth this week, you’re no doubt excited for that film. But if you’re excited about Macbeth, you should also be excited about the impending Assassin’s Creed movie. Macbeth star Michael Fassbender is producing and starring in the video game adaptation opposite his Macbeth co-star Marion Cotillard, and he even enlisted Kurzel to take the helm. It’s a true reunion project for the trio, and if the intensity and beauty of that Macbeth trailer is any indication of what we can expect from the Assassin’s Creed movie, we could be in for one of the first good video game adaptations in history.

Production on Assassin’s Creed is slated to begin later this year in anticipation of a December 21, 2016 release date, but the film is one of many that will be showcased next week the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas, and we got our hands on a piece of promo material that is being used. While it’s not an official piece of marketing from 20th Century Fox (I’d be shocked if “Assassin’s Creed: The Movie” were its official title), it is our first very early look at something from the film.

While video game adaptations have a terrible track record, everything about Assassin’s Creed is promising—right down to the December release date. With that kind of clout both in front of and behind the camera, and considering the rave reviews Macbeth received at Cannes, it’s not entirely out of the question to consider the picture a potential awards contender.

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ComingSoon.net has a great interview with Michael:

Video games rarely get a fair trade when it comes to their movie adaptations, maybe because there have been so so SO many bad video game adaptations over the years.

Ubisoft has created an incredible video game franchise with their Assassin’s Creed games, taking open world technology back in time for a series of historical action-adventures. Most of the games feature a bartender named Desmond Miles who has a long bloodline of assassins in his family that allows him to travel back in time using something called an Animus to document those times for Abstergo Industries. He isn’t given much of a choice in the matter.

Ubisoft Motion Pictures, the film division of the company, has been developing the games into a film for 20th Century Fox, starring Michael Fassbender, and as luck would have it, ComingSoon.net spoke with Fassbender earlier today for his upcoming Western Slow West, and we wanted to learn more about the long-in-development Assassin’s Creed movie, for which he’ll be reuniting with director Justin Kurrzel and Marion Cotillard from their yet-to-be-scheduled Macbeth adaptation.

“You say it’s a long time but what I’ve found–it’s all new to me but starting to develop scripts and work on them, they take time,” he countered to our mention of the delays in getting the movie made. “It just takes time to get a good story together and we really want to do it right. It’s exciting. It’s going to start this year, we’ll be filming in September.”

Fassbender was incredibly coy on which character or characters he might be playing, since the games have such a vast array of stories and characters on which to focus. It’s been stated previously that he will play Desmond Miles, but that may not be entirely the case.

“You don’t know that. Don’t listen to what they tell you, that’s the first rule,” he said with a smile.

When asked about trying to figure out which games and time periods to base the first film on, all he would say was, “That’s always the challenge of something that’s so dense, to really find something and pare it down and basically, there are so many elements to it, so trying to translate that to an audience, you have to pick key things. So yes, that is part of it, getting through the density of it and paring down and engaging a simple story.”

We also knew better than to ask the actor about Magneto’s role in Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse, since we have already been down that block with his new co-star (playing the title villain) Oscar Isaac.

You can watch this portion of the video interview below and then check back next week on ComingSoon.net for what Fassbender had to say about Slow West, which will get its theatrical release on May 15.

It’s been some time since we had an update on the upcoming Assassin’s Creed feature adaptation, which is set to open in one year’s time on August 7, 2015, but IGN recently sat down with star Michael Fassbender who confirmed that he’s still attached to the project and they’re still working on the script. The outlet also asked Fassbender how faithful he thinks they’ll be to the original game, to which he replied:

“You know, we absolutely want to respect the game. There’s so much cool stuff in the game that we’re actually spoiled for choice in terms of what we can use and what we can’t, but we also want to bring new elements to it and perhaps our own version of things that already exist in the game. But we’re definitely making a feature film, and we’re approaching it as a feature film, as opposed to approaching it as a video game. But I love the world. I don’t really play that many video games, but when I met up with the guys from Ubisoft and they started to explain this whole world and the idea of DNA memory – you know, I think it’s a very feasible scientific theory. I just thought, ‘This is so rich,’ and about the possibility of it being this cinematic experience. So I’m really excited about it, and we’re working very hard to make sure that we’ve got the best and most exciting, original package.”

Fassbender also opened up about director Justin Kurzel, who joined the project back in April, saying:

“I just think that there’s one thing Justin should be doing, and that’s directing. I know that from working with him on Macbeth. He’s just fantastic in terms of his vision. Adam, the DP that he works with, is amazing. They’ve got a great shorthand – that’s essential. He’s fantastic with actors and each department. He’s a real heavyweight.”

Bill Collage and Adam Cooper, who recently penned Ridley Scott’s upcoming biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings, wrote the most recent draft of the script. Fassbender is also set to co-produce the film with Frank Marshall.

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