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Ubisoft are taking an active role in the development of the Assassin's Creed movie, and the franchise's Head of Content Aymar Azaizia took to Twitter to answer fan questions today, shedding some new light on how the project will tie into the video games and much more. The main highlights can be found in the Tweets below, and his answers are sure to come as welcome news to those of you who have played any of the games in the popular series. Based on how those have all linked to each other, we're sure to get at least a mention of the likes of Altair and Ezio. In the movie, Michael Fassbender will play Callum Lynch in the present day and his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. Joining him will be Marion Cotillard (The Dark Knight Rises), while Justin Kurzel (Macbeth) is directing. Assassin's Creed has been lined up »
Now, the game series' head of content Aymar Azaizia has confirmed on Twitter that the film will be set within the extensive continuity of the video games and there could be some crossover characters saying: "It's possible you may find some familiar faces."
We share the same universe. Elements in the film have consequences as in our games, comics, and books -Aymar https://t.co/FSpepKARt7
— Assassin's Creed (@assassinscreed) August 28, 2015
In the film Fassbender, plays a man named Callum Lynch who experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. He discovers he is descended from the secret society the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present.
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- Garth Franklin
The next high profile video game to hit movie theaters will be Assassin's Ccreed, an adaptation of the franchise that has spanned multiple console generations and spawned at least eight games so far, and that's not even counting all of the mobile tie-ins, comics, books, and even short films. It's kind of a big deal on the small screen. Michael Fassbender is hoping to make it a big deal on the big screen, too. He's producing and starring in the Assassin's Creed movie, and Yahoo just released the first image of him in full wardrobe as Callum Lynch. Looks straight out of one of the games, right? However, don't expect that to be the same case with the plot. The movie version, which also stars Marion Cotillard, Michael K. Williams, and Ariane Labed, is...
- Peter Hall
Before the trio unite for their big-screen adaptation of Assassin’s Creed – which incidentally revealed its first official still earlier today – Justin Kurzel (Snowtown), Marion Cotillard and Michael Fassbender will delve into Shakespearean lore with Macbeth. Charting the trials and tribulations of Fassbender’s titular Thane and his would-be path to the throne, Kurzel is gunning for a gripping and haunting portrayal of the famed supernatural play, and earlier this year a spine-chilling trailer only reaffirmed the director’s gritty tone.
Fast forward to today and Empire has served up a pair of new moody character posters for the upcoming feature film, showcasing a pensive Lady Macbeth and a battle-ready Thane of Glamis. Drawing upon the truly mythic tenets of the source material, we can readily expect Kurzel’s Macbeth to chart the gradual ruination of Fassbender’s character who, after encountering a trio of witches in the Scottish Highland, »
- Michael Briers
Michael Fassbender is collecting an eclectic group of characters over the next year, including Macbeth, Steve Jobs, and of course, he's returning as Magneto in X-Men: Apocalypse. Before he gets back into Erik Lensherr’s red and purple get-up, however, Fassbender will go incognito in a less flashy number in Assassin’s Creed.
Fassbender won’t be playing one of the assassins from the already released games, but rather a new protagonist – “hero”’s not exactly the correct term – named Callum Lynch will lead the Assassin’s Creed movie. “Callum” is a Gaelic name, so there’s a chance Fassbender may retain his native Irish accent for the film.
Honestly, though Fassbender’s great and all, we’re really just waiting around for our first look at Fassbender’s Lady Macbeth, Marion Cotillard, in full assassin gear, carrying around knives and brooding. It’s going to be awesome.
- Sasha James
Here’s a first look at Michael Fassbender as Callum Lynch in New Regency and 20th Century Fox’s Assassin’S Creed movie. (via Yahoo! Movies)
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.
Assassin’S Creed stars Academy Award nominee Michael Fassbender (X-Men: Days of Future Past, 12 Years a Slave) and Academy Award winner Marion Cotillard (The Dark Knight Rises, La Vie en Rose). Filming begins on Monday in Malta, London, and Spain.
The film is directed by Justin Kurzel (Snowtown, Macbeth); produced by New Regency, Ubisoft Motion Pictures, Dmc Films and Kennedy/Marshall; co-financed by RatPac Entertainment and Alpha Pictures; and distributed by 20th Century Fox. »
- Michelle McCue
Meet Callum Lynch. Fox has unveiled the first photo of Michael Fassbender playing the lead character in an Assassin's Creed movie. We've been covering this one for years, as they've been developing it for a long long time ever since the Assassin's Creed game series became a huge hit. Lynch is actually a new character created for the film, and they're telling a story that isn't from any of the games. "After gaining incredible knowledge and skills he's poised to take on the oppressive Knights Templar in the present day." Marion Cotillard, Michael Kenneth Williams and Ariane Labed also star, but are not pictured yet. Looks good so far. Here's the first look photo showing Michael Fassbender from Assassin's Creed, in high def from Yahoo: Assassin's Creed, created by Patrice Desilets & Jade Raymond back in 2007, is an award winning historical fiction action-adventure open world stealth video game series that as »
- Alex Billington
Brace yourselves, gamers: The first photo of Michael Fassbender in “Assassin’s Creed” has been released.
Based on the wildly popular collection of videogames, New Regency’s live-action “Assassin’s Creed” will be directed by Justin Kurzel and released through Fox.
Fassbender’s character is named Callum Lynch, who hasn’t appeared in the “Assassin’s Creed” videogames but was created just for the film. Lynch learns he has family ties to a secret assassin society, and his connection lets him experience the story of his ancestor, Aguilar, who lived in Spain in the 15th century. His experiences with Aguilar help him battle the Knights Templar in the present day, according to Yahoo News.
“Assassin’s Creed” is co-financed by RatPac and Alpha Pictures. »
- Marianne Zumberge
Fassbender is following in the footsteps of many esteemed actors who have brought Macbeth's tale of revenge and bloodshed to life.
This new version of Macbeth opens on October 2 in the UK.
If you simply haven't had enough Michael Fassbender, here's a first look at his »
Gaming fans haven't heard much about the Assassin's Creed film adaptation lately, but it looks like production is full-steam ahead come next Monday! The Justin Kurzel-directed picture will star Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Michael Kenneth Williams and Ariane Labed. Check out the first picture of Fassbender in costume as well as a fresh synopsis below! Click to embiggen: Through a... Read More »
- Sean Wist
Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne are consistently lauded for their naturalistic brand of social realist dramas, but this video essay from Marshall Shaffer digs a little deeper, putting forth Two Days, One Night as an argument for the brothers’ masterful (and largely undiscussed) use of composition. Through varied backdrops and physical obstacles, the brothers repeatedly cleave their frames in two, reflecting the emotional discord between Sandra (Marion Cotillard) and her co-workers. The favoring of subtle and organic barriers, Shaffer argues, provides a nice contrast to the exacting compositions of Kubrick, Anderson, and other directors who are frequently cited as the gold standard. »
- Sarah Salovaara
Welcome to what has apparently been unofficially designated Michael Fassbender Picture Day. We’ve already brought you some exclusives posters from the new Macbeth, which features The Fass as the plotting Scot, and now here is the first look at him as Callum Lynch in the adaptation of Assassin’s Creed, courtesy of Yahoo. Taking as its basis the Ubisoft game, Assassin’s Creed will see Lynch discovering that he’s descended from a secretive society of assassins and is coerced into experiencing the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar in 15th century Spain. Thanks to technology that unlocks genetic memories, he’s able to amass knowledge and skills, which will come in handy since he has to take on the centuries-old Templar organization in the present day. Fassbender heads a cast that also includes Marion Cotillard (his lady Macbeth), Michael Kenneth Williams and Ariane Labed. It’s directed, in another »
Here’s your very first look at Michael Fassbender in Assassins Creed movie. The film is just about to start production following Fassbender finishing work on X-Men: Apocalypse and the upcoming Macbeth adaptation.
Yahoo! Movies have debuted our first look at Fassbender as Callum Lynch in the movie, an adaptation of the famous Assassin’s Creed video game series.
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.
- Paul Heath
For a movie based on a clandestine, generation-spanning group of assassins, it’s apropos that Justin Kurzel’s Assassin’s Creed film has been kept firmly under wraps – at least, until now. Yahoo! Movies has today unveiled our first bona fide look at Michael Fassbender in the upcoming video game adaptation, where he’ll play the stealthy adventure as Callum Lynch.
If after learning of Fassbender’s character you feel the need to scrub up on your knowledge of Ubisoft’s titanic series, think again; Callum Lynch is an entirely new protagonist created for the sole purpose of Kurzel’s movie, putting to bed any rumors that the big-screen feature would tie in with the video game series in some capacity.
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One tenet from the franchise that will carry over into cinema is that of the Knights Templar. Flitting between the present day and 15th century Spain, »
- Michael Briers
Read More: Cannes Review: Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard Salvage Justin Kurzel's 'Macbeth' Although cinephiles are patiently awaiting the news of an official theatrical U.S. release date, the gorgeous marketing for Justin Kurzel's "Macbeth" continues with a pair of character portraits highlighting stars Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard. "The Snowtown Murders" director premiered his dramatic reimagining of the Shakespeare story at Cannes to critical acclaim, and the visually striking debut trailer that dropped at the beginning of the summer brought anticipation for the movie to a fever pitch. The Weinstein Company plans to release the adaptation sometime before the end of the year, though here's hoping it is sooner rather than later. Check out the portraits below, courtesy of Empire. Read More: Watch: Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard Redefine 'Macbeth' in Stunning Trailer »
- Zack Sharf
Finally! Meet Michael Fassbender as Callum Lynch in Assassin's Creed. New Regency and 20th Century Fox just revealed the first look at the actor in their upcoming video game adaptation. Thanks to Yahoo! Movies, we can better prepare for Assassin's Creed, which promises to be one of 2016's biggest blockbuster hits, and has the potential to ignite a franchise.
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. Assassin's Creed also stars Academy Award winner Marion Cotillard in the female lead.
The Steve Jobs star plays Callum Lynch in the movie, and this image debuted on Yahoo earlier today.
Although his costume will remind fans of Ezio from Assassin's Creed II, Callum is an all-new character written especially for the film.
The same plot premise stands, though: by unlocking his genetic code, Lynch is able to relive his ancestor's memories of jumping over buildings and stabbing people in days of yore.
In Lynch's case, the assassin in his family goes by the name of Aguilar, who lived in 15th century Spain.
Once he's become experienced with Aguilar's jumping-into-a-bale-of-hay shenanigans, and discovered secrets from his family's past, Callum will be able to prod bad guy Templar buttock in the present day.
Some of Assassin's Creed will be shot in Spain, but cameras will also roll in London and Malta. »
After being in development for many years due to minor setbacks, the Assassin's Creed movie is finally moving forward and is all set to commence principal photography on Monday, August 31. And now Yahoo has even released our first look at the big-screen video game adaptation which features leading man Michael Fassbender as Callum Lynch, an original character. Instead of retelling stories from the games, the film will apparently bring all new characters to that world, per Yahoo: Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) 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. Directed by Justin Kurzel, Assassin's Creed stars Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Ariane Labed, and Michael Kenneth Williams, and is scheduled »
Courtesy of Yahoo, we have been given our first look at Michael Fassbender in the upcoming Assassin’s Creed movie. Check it out…
It has been reevealed that Fassbender will play assassin Callum Lynch and the story will take place in 15th century Spain. It appears that this adaptation of the popular game franchise of the same name is simply using the lore of the series, rather than adapting any particular game’s story.
Assassin’s Creed is set for release on December 21st 2016.
- Thomas Roach
At long, long last, the Assassin's Creed movie is about to go in front of the cameras. And we've got the very first official image - not withstanding the holding poster - from the movie.
It features Michael Fassbender in the role of Callum Lynch, a brand new character being introduced in the Assassin's Creed mythos. The movie, confirms Yahoo, isn't going to tell the story of any of the existing games, and instead is moving the action to 15th century Spain. Thus, whilst it'll exist in the Assassin's Creed world, the movie will be exploring a part of history that the games haven't addressed yet.
Here's Mr Fassbender...
There's an official synopsis that's been released too....
Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, »
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