First released in 2007, the Assassin’s Creed video game series has become Ubisoft’s best selling franchise with over 91 million units sold.
It comes as no surprise that a movie adaptation has long been in development. It finally seems to be headed to the big screen.
Ubisoft has confirmed the film is currently in production and is scheduled to begin principal photography this fall with a release date set for December 21, 2016. New developments also include the announcement of Marion Cotillard joining the cast of the Justin Kurzel-directed film. She will be starring in an unspecified role alongside Michael Fassbender.
The storyline for the film will be different than the video game series, but will be based in the same world with Fassbender playing Michael Lynch, a death-row inmate, in the middle of the ages-long war between the Assassins and the Templars. Lynch will follow the path of previous Assassins, being recruited by the ominous organization Abstergo, which will task him with exploring the memories of his ancestor to obtain clues that will lead to recovering sacred artifacts. Fassbender will play both Lynch and his Assassin ancestor in the film.
The next question on everyone’s mind is, “What will the new Assassin’s Creed characters look like in the flesh?” We don’t have that answer for the movie yet, but cosplayers have been bringing the characters from the video games to life for long before Cotillard and Fassbender were cast in their assassin roles. Here’s a taste of what the Assassin’s Creed characters may look like in their upcoming movie.
Where other men blindly follow the truth, remember…”
Nothing is true.”
Where other men are limited by morality or law, remember…”
Everything is permitted.”
We work in the dark to serve the light. We are Assassins.”
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