A bartender is captured by a large corporation and is forced into a machine, named "The Animus", allowing him to relive the memories of his ancestors -- Most of whom are Assassins -- to retrieve powerful and dangerous artifacts.
Did You Know?
In August of 2014, a rumor began circulating that the film's original story will take place during the Spanish Inquisition and that Michael Fassbender will have a dual role in the film: in the historical part of the film during the Inquisition, Fassbender will be playing a Spanish assassin named Aguilar de Agarorobo; in the present-day setting, he will be playing Michael Lynch, a convicted felon on death-row who is being forced by Templars to help them in their war against the Assassins by reliving Aguilar's memories in a device called the Animus. While this rumor has yet to be confirmed, it is believable and, depending on the exact time frame in which the film takes place, there could be references to and possibly even a cameo by Ezio Auditore da Firenze, the Master Assassin from three of the franchise's games who leads the Assassin Brotherhood in Italy from 1476-circa 1500. See more
Spun-off from Assassin's Creed