Yahoo! have revealed the very first look at Michael Fassbender in full costume for the movie adaptation of Assassin’s Creed, the film based on the popular video game. The image can be seen above and below, and I am sure you’ll agree that Fassbender certainly looks the part.
However, just who is this mystery assassin he is playing? Well, Yahoo! had the answer:
Fassbender’s character is named Callum Lynch, who hasn’t appeared in the “Assassin’s Creed” videogames but was created just for the film. Lynch learns he has family ties to a secret assassin society, and his connection lets him experience the story of his ancestor, Aguilar, who lived in Spain in the 15th century. His experiences with Aguilar help him battle the Knights Templar in the present day.
Based on the wildly popular collection of videogames, New Regency’s live-action Assassin’s Creed will be directed by Justin Kurzel and released through Fox.
Filming begins today!
Michael Fassbender stars alongside Marion Cotillard, Michael Kenneth Williams and Ariane Labed.
Assassin’s Creed hits cinemas Dec. 21, 2016.
Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) 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.