Well, if anyone had any worries that the film adaptation of Assassin’s Creed wasn’t going to be faithful to the game this image should assuage them, at least in the looks department. This is our first official look at Michael Fassbender playing the titular assassin with a creed, Callum Lynch.
Hood is there. Retractable knives in tact. Long robe/coat that waves dramatically when he runs is all good. Weirdly thick belt thing is also there. I think we’ve pretty much got the design down pat with just a few adjustments for the time period of this particular assassin.
Wait… who the hell is Callum Lynch and why aren’t there pirates? Pirates made Assassin’s Creed awesome again. Turns out the film does not follow any of the game’s plots, but instead introduces an new assassin, much like the games do (mostly) with each iteration. The film will take place in the game’s universe, but isn’t connected to any of them. The plot should sound somewhat familiar still:
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.
We probably won’t be seeing too much more of the film for a while as shooting is just starting Monday and it doesn’t release until December 21, 2016, but for now we can all rest assured that Fassbender looks as damn sexy dressed as an assassin as he does completely naked.