The saga of Assassin’s Creed’s journey from the console to the big screen has been a long one, at one point it was completely taken off 20th Century Fox’s release schedule, but the wait is nearly over as it goes in front of the camera this Monday, taking in Malta, London, and Spain. To mark the event, Yahoo! have our first look at producer/star Michael Fassbender decked out in his finest assassin’s garb as the movie’s hero, Callum Lynch. You’ll agree, he certainly looks the part. Fans of the popular series should note that this isn’t a retelling of the events from the games and more of an expansion, telling new stories with new characters. That’s where Lynch comes in. A decedent of the secret Assassin’s society, he unlocks genetic memories that allow him to relive the adventures of his ancestor, »
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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 »
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Michael Fassbender was announced in the lead for the Assassin.s Creed movie about three years ago, but now we finally have our first look at him in the video game adaptation. See him as the brand-new character, Callum Lynch, below. Yahoo Movies debuted the first look as Fassbender in Assassin.s Creed, and the character of Callum was created specifically for the film. According to the site, the story won.t be retelling any of the video game characters. story arcs, but will rather introduce new characters to this world. Still, Callum.s look retains an uncanny resemblance to Desmond Miles, the main character of the games. So, when Fassbender was telling all of us to not believe the rumors that he was really playing Miles, we should have listened. In addition to the first look image, 20th Century Fox released a new plot description for the film. Callum »
Ever since we heard there would be an Assassin's Creed movie, many have been clamoring for news, wanting to know if it would be about Altair and Desmond or if it would be all-new characters. Well, from the picture above, courtesy of Yahoo!, we now know that Michael Fassbender will not be playing Altair and consequently this will not be a story following Desmond or any of the characters in the video game.
Who will Michael Fassbender be portraying then? Yahoo answers:
"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 »
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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.
20th Century Fox released the first photo of Michael Fassbender from the upcoming “Assassin’s Creed” movie on Thursday, in addition to new plot details. Fassbender will play a man named Callum Lynch who discovers that he is the descendant of the secretive Assassain society, which is at war with the nefarious Knights Templar. Through a machine called the Animus, he is able to access the memories of his ancestor Aguilar, an Assassin in 15th century Spain. The film is based on the popular Ubisoft video game series of the same name, though the character of Lynch/Aguilar was created specifically for the. »
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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. »
Come October, Ridley Scott will serve up a much more realistic sci-fi piece than we are perhaps used to from the esteemed filmmaker with The Martian, his anticipated adaptation of Andy Weir’s novel that stars Matt Damon as the wayward astronaut. But now that his work on the Oscar hopeful is ostensibly complete, Scott is eager to begin work on Prometheus 2.
20th Century Fox’s pseudo-prequel may have divided the vocal Alien fanbase back in 2012, but with a $400 million box office haul to its name, the studio will surely be interested in continuing the budding new franchise – all we need now is a formal announcement. Unperturbed, Scott is aiming to set the production in motion in early 2016, and in a recent interview with Empire, the director confirmed that the sequel will indeed act as his next film.
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Video game adaptations are almost always terrible, but upcoming releases like Assassin’s Creed and Duncan Jones’ Warcraft look set to finally buck the trend, potentially making this genre as popular and successful as the superhero one if they end up actually being good. Based on this first official image of Michael Fassbender as Callum Lynch, that
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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 »
The quest to turn a blockbuster video game franchise into a blockbuster movie franchise continues. There are several options on the horizon — from “Warcraft” to “Minecraft” — but “Assassin’s Creed” is probably the most tailor made for transition from console to the silver screen. Following the story of everyman Desmond Miles is swept up into an centuries-old war between the Knights Templar and the Brotherhood of Assassins. As the descendant of Assassins, Desmond is tasked with regressing through his ancestor’s lives via a sci-fi device called the Animus in search of the the MacGuffin they two factions have been chasing. The trilogy travels throughout history with intrigue, danger, and the hints of a very Very sci-fi origin. And now it seems that — save for some name changes — Michael Fassbender and team will be staying true to the source material in their upcoming “Assassin’s Creed” adaptation. Yahoo! got an »
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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.
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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, »
For the past several years, we’ve been following the ups and downs of Assassin’s Creed, based on the popular Ubisoft video game franchise of the same title. We waited patiently as it picked up a star, went through rewrites, got delayed, flirted with various filmmakers and actors, and so on. Now, as it finally prepares to […]
The post ‘Assassin’s Creed’ First Look: Michael Fassbender Stars as Callum Lynch appeared first on /Film. »
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Michael Fassbender's lastest budding bromance is with director Justin Kurzel. They've already collaborated on the grimy "Macbeth" (check out some new posters and images), and for their next effort the duo are completely shifting gears from the Bard and going to the world of video game adaptation with "Assassin's Creed." And today the first look is here. Marion Cotillard reteams with the pair as well for this one that takes the popular, stealthy, button-mashing franchise and attempts to break the curse of most video game movies not being all that great. Here's the 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. »
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Michael Fassbender (Shame) and Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night) star in the film, with Paddy Considine (Dead Man’s Shoes), Elizabeth Debicki (The Man From U.N.C.L.E.), Sean Harris (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation) and David Thewlis (The Theory of Everything) featuring in the cast.
Macbeth is the story of a fearless warrior and inspiring leader brought low by ambition and desire. A thrilling interpretation of the dramatic realities of the times and a reimagining of what wartime must have been like for one of literature’s most famous and compelling characters, a story of all-consuming passion and ambition set in war torn Scotland.
Macbeth is out in the UK on October 2nd. »
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The photo, courtesy of Yahoo! Movies, features Fassbender as Callum Lynch, a new character created specifically for the flick. According to the site, the "Assassin's" movie won't be rehashing anything that's happened in any of the previous "Assassin's" games, but rather insert new characters and storylines into the game's existing world.
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.
Sounds pretty crazy, but then again, it's based on a video game, so some stretching of reality is sort of expected. »
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While The Weinstein Company has been busy laying down the awards season tracks for "Carol" and "The Hateful Eight," it seems they are a bit less excited about "Macbeth." Despite Justin Kurzel's take on Shakespeare's great play getting rave notices at the Cannes Film Festival, there's not even a firm December release date yet for the movie, and they've already shunted the picture to their speciality label Radius. That's not to mention that it's not scheduled to appear at Tiff, which would've seemed like a no brainer. But with the movie in cinemas overseas in just over a month, there's a bit more enthusiasm. Empire has dropped two new character posters for the flick, with Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard standing tall as King and Lady. Meanwhile, a batch of new images have dropped showing Kurzel's moody, gritty, not-your-grandma's take on the material, making it one of the more »
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Fassbender's character was created specifically for the film version and is a man who discovers he is a descendant of the secret Assassins society thanks to 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. Marion Cotillard, Michael Kenneth Williams and Ariane Labed also star in the film which begins shooting in Malta, London, and Spain on Monday under the helm of his "Macbeth" director Justin Kurzel.
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The new issue of Empire plunges into the blood-red mists of Justin Kurzel's Macbeth. There’s something for everyone: a battle-hardened Michael Fassbender, witches, a rhesus positive Paddy Considine, a scheming Marion Cotillard and a whole mess of Shakespearean intrigue, all illustrated with some spectacular images not dissimilar to these. If that doesn’t quench your thirst for cauldron-fresh murderous shenanigans, here are a couple of exclusive new Macbeth character posters to fill the void, kicking off with the man himself...The protagonists are, of course, Fassbender’s Thane of Glamis, a loyal servant to King Duncan (David Thewlis) and cohort to Banquo (Paddy Considine). Well, he is those things until he encounters three witches in the post-battle mists of the Scottish highlands and hears their prophecy of great power in his future. Their soothsaying takes root with the help of the honey poured into his ear by Lady Macbeth. »
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