Gamers are often as nervous as they are excited when one of their favorites is adapted into a film, and with good reason: Hollywood’s track record on this front doesn’t inspire much confidence. (“Mortal Kombat” is an all-time classic, however.) The casting of Michael Fassbender in the upcoming “Assassin’s Creed” has somewhat allayed fans’ trepidations, as does the fact that Justin Kurzel (“Snowtown,” “Macbeth”) is directing. Three new images give a sense of what to expect from the time-spanning drama.
Fassbender stars as Callum Lynch, who learns that his 15th-century ancestor was a Spanish assassin and relives his memories in order to acquire his skill set (as you do). Co-starring alongside the recent Oscar nominee are Marion Cotillard, Michael K. Williams, Ariane Labed, Jeremy Irons and Brendan Gleeson.
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Fassbender, Cotillard and Kurzel all collaborated on last year’s “Macbeth,” a Shakespeare adaptation of unusual visceral power. 20th Century Fox will release “Assassin’s Creed” on December 21 of this year.
For more, watch the “Macbeth” trailer: