20th Century Fox has finally shared the first trailer for its adaptation of popular video game “Assassin’s Creed” starring Michael Fassbender as Callum Lynch. The world premiere of the trailer was unveiled on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and teased the game’s iconic “Leap of Faith,” in which a character can dive off of a high building and land uninjured into a cushioning material.
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According to Business Insider, even though the upcoming flick isn’t based on any specific Assassin’s Creed title, still it is very much in line with the games’ universe. Fassbender will be playing two original characters created for the movie outside of the game called Callum Lynch/Aguilar. There will be many other elements in the movie that will not disappoint the dedicated fans of the game series, like Abstergo Industries, the evil Templar organization. Assassin’s Creed involves the same group that was behind last year’s intense new take on the Shakespeare tragedy Macbeth. We will once again see director Justin Kurzel and German-Irish star Michael Fassbender (also a hands-on producer) and French actress Marion Cotillard teaming up for the adaptation of Ubisoft’s action-adventure video game series.
Callum Lynch played by Michael Fassbender is a modern day successor of the 15th century Spanish Assassin Aguilar de Nerha. Through reliving the memories of his ancestor, Lynch obtained the skills needed to confront the Knights Templar.
Cotillard is playing femme fatale Sophia Rikkin, an employee of the multinational Abstergo Industries. Rikkin is also part of the Knights Templar, Al Ghul—a descendant of the similarly destructive League of Assassins (DC Comics).
Joining Fassbender and Cotillard in the cast are Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson , and Michael K. Williams .
The Guardian describes as the trailer opens that hero Lynch has just been tried and put to death for committing wrongdoings. So what a surprise to wake up, when he discovers he’s about to be transferred to the past to learn skills from an ancestor. Once he’s mastered those skills, word is Lynch will return to the 21st century to use them to fight out Templar enemies. Fans of the video game will identify the tan and teal filtered medical facility as a base for Abstergo Industries, the modern-day successor to the wicked Knights Templar.
Assassin’s Creed drops on December 21.