The Assassin’s Creed film will launch in cinemas worldwide on 21 December this year.
Directed by Justin Kurzel, Assassin’s Creed’s past is set during 15th Century Spain and follows Callum Lynch, who is ‘executed’ and then swept up by Abstergo. Once placed safely in one of their research facilities, Callum is placed inside the Animus to discover the secrets of his ancestor, Aguilar.
The Animus looks like a giant robot VR machine that allows Callum to move freely while experiencing the memories of Aguilar. His ‘execution’ suggests he was a convict – maybe falsely accused by Abstergo so they could get their hands on him without arising any suspicion.
The story follows a similar line to the games – Callum discovers the Assassins and goes up against the Templars and Abstergo themselves. The cast includes Michael Fassbender as Callum Lynch, Jeremy Irons as Alan Rikkin – the CEO of Abstergo and Marion Cotillard as Sophia Rikkin – the daughter of Alan Rikkin and Animus project member.