Taglines: Welcome to the Spanish Inquisition.
Career criminal Callum Lynch is rescued from his own execution by Abstergo Industries, the modern-day incarnation of the Templar Order. He is forced to participate in the Animus Project and relive the memories of his ancestor Aguilar de Nerha, an Assassin in the time of the Spanish Inquisition. As Lynch continues to experience Aguilar’s memories, he begins to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to confront the Templars—age-old enemies of the Assassins—in the present day.
Assassin’s Creed is an action adventure film based on the video game franchise of the same name The film is directed by Justin Kurzel, written by Michael Lesslie, Adam Cooper and Bill Collage, and stars Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson and Michael K. Williams.
The film will be set in the same universe as the video games but features an original story that expands the series’ mythology. Filming began in late August 2015 and concluded in January 2016. Assassin’s Creed is scheduled to be released on December 21, 2016 in France and in the United States.
Cast and Characters
Michael Fassbender as Callum Lynch and Aguilar de Nerha:
Original characters created for the film, Lynch is a descendant of the Assassins, with genetic links to Aguilar, an Assassin in 15th century Spain. Fassbender described Callum by saying “He doesn’t have a lineage he can feel a belonging to… he’s a bit of a lost soul. He’s always been drifting in and out of correctional facilities,” and conversely described Aguilar as “very much somebody that belongs to the Creed. He has a cause, he’s sort of been following that cause. He belongs to it.”
Marion Cotillard as Sophia Rikkin: The daughter of Alan Rikkin and the leading scientist of the Animus project at Abstergo Foundation.
Jeremy Irons as Alan Rikkin:
A visionary CEO of Abstergo Industries and, particularly, his private Madrid-based organization Abstergo Foundation dedicated to the “perfection” of humankind, and the father of Sophia. The character previously appeared in the first Assassin’s Creed game.
Brendan Gleeson as Callum Lynch’s father.
Michael K. Williams as Moussa and Baptiste:
Moussa is a descendant of Baptiste, a Haitian Assassin who uses voodoo poison against his enemies. Williams said, “Moussa definitely has some assassin skills. Although I think he prefers to use trickery and magic and voodoo to slay his opponents as opposed to just hand-to-hand combat, but if it needed to be he could take it to the mat.” Baptiste previously appeared in Assassin’s Creed: Liberation.
Additionally, Ariane Labed portrays Maria, an assassin in 15th century Spain with Aguilar, and Matias Varela appears as Emir and Yusuf. Emir is a descendant of Yusuf, a Middle Eastern Assassin who uses a bow and arrow, along with a sword and knives, against his enemies. Michelle Lin portrays Lin, a descendant of an assassin, and another test subject at Abstergo, while James Sobol Kelly appears as Raymond, a priest. Denis Ménochet also appears as the head of Abstergo security,
Directed by: Justin Kurzel
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Ariane Labed, eremy Irons, Michael Kenneth Williams, Brendan Gleeson, Octavia Selena Alexandru, Charlotte Rampling, Marysia S. Peres
Screenplay by: Bill Collage, Adam Cooper
Production Design byB Andy Nicholson
Cinematography by: Adam Arkapaw
Film Editing by: Christopher Tellefsen
Costume Design by: Sammy Sheldon
Set Decoration by: Tina Jones
Music by: Jed Kurzel
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, thematic elements and brief strong language.
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Release Date: December 23, 2016