20th Century Fox today issued a fresh batch of images from their adaptation of the hit videogame “Assassin’s Creed” (via Omelete), and they show off leading man Michael Fassbender in various situations, all of them not terribly pleasant for his character, who time-travels to a savage era of the Knights Templar. Fassbender is a very versatile performer, and is just as adept at action as he is with the heavier dramatic stuff. If this movie fails, it won’t be because of him.
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” is directed by Justin Kurzel and stars Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson, Khalid Abdalla, and Michael K. Williams. It premieres 21st December.