Time travel is easily my favourite subject matter in science-fiction movies. While videogame adaptation “Assassin’s Creed” isn’t strictly a sci-fi movie, it does have its protagonist, played by Michael Fassbender, hopping back and forth between timelines. As these new stills from Total Film show. The early buzz on the movie has been mixed, so the studio needs to step up the hype machine already. It’s got a great cast, a promising director, and a solid IP, so all it needs to do is not suck. As we all know, videogame adaptations don’t have a great track record, so all eyes are on this to break the curse.
Here’s the official synopsis: “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.”
“Assassin’s Creed” stars Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson, Khalid Abdalla, Michael K. Williams. It premieres 21st December.