Filming for the movie adaptation of Assassin's Creed has officially concluded. Head of content at Ubisoft for Assassin's Creed revealed on 15 January that the video game film, starring Michael Fassbender, has finished filming. Cameras began rolling last August and wrapped in January of this year.
Fassbender plays Callum Lynch — a modern day descendant of 15th century Spanish assassin Aguilar. Even though his character is a master assassin with special abilities, it does not involve super powers or magic. "A lot of the stuff in the game is Parkour," explained the X-Men star in an earlier interview. "Blades attached to his wrists. It's about getting in close to the target, close quarters fighting."
Talking about what fans can expect from the film, Fassbender said: "We're striving to find something special. We believe the whole concept around it is special and want to service that the best we can. The fans are really passionate: very specific and they expect accuracy and historical detail. We're really trying to capitalize and feed on and enjoy the fun element. We're working hard to make this something special."
Assassin's Creed plot
Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch 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 opens in theatres worldwide on 21 December 2016. The film's first trailer is rumoured to release on 25 March alongside Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.