Warcraft and Assassin's Creed are two big projects that fill in for the genre of video game-movie adaptations this year. With Fox's Assassin's Creed almost set to release the first trailer of the film, new images of the movie have surfaced online that show Michael Fassbender's character Callum Lynch in action in two different time zones.
Posted on a Brazilian website, the stills give fans a sneak peek into the movie's narrative and shows Fassbender's Callum Lynch in a new light. While one of the pictures shows the 39-year-old actor in the present day situation – as a strapped death row inmate – the other throws light on Lynch's ancestor, Aguilar from 15th century Spain. Considering the vast difference between the two images, it seems like Fassbender could be seen in major action, perhaps even more than his upcoming role in X-Men: Apocalypse.
Following the plot that narrates the story of the past and present simultaneously, Lynch's genetic memories seem to be unlocked using certain technology. As a result, he can experience the adventures of Aguilar – a descendent of a secret society known as Assassins – who is at war with the Knights Templar for centuries.
Since, Fassbender's character has been especially created to fit the plot, the movie does not seem to be lifting any of the video games' stories and rather following an original path. Although certain parts related to the 15th century, Assassins and Lynch's ancestor remains intact.
Judging by the grim appeal of the two pictures, Justin Kurzel's Assassin's Creed does not seem to be a colourful representation. The film that also stars Marion Cotillard, Michael K Williams, Jeremy Irons, and Brendan Gleeson will hit the theatres in the US on 21 December.