Assassin’s Creed

Michael Fass­ben­der gets me­dieval in moody videogame adap...

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Crim­i­nal Cal­lum Lynch (Michael Fass­ben­der) wakes up at a fa­cil­ity called Ab­stergo In­dus­tries. “Where am I?” he asks the woman sit­ting by him.

The com­pany has a snazzy logo which helps hide the fact that it’s a cover for an age-old se­cret so­ci­ety seek­ing to cre­ate a per­fect world.

Cal­lum’s hooked up to the An­imus, which will send him into his past and en­able him to in­habit the body of his ances­tor, Aguilar de Nerha...

Meet Maria (Ari­ane Labed), whose char­ac­ter re­mains shrouded in mys­tery, though it’s fair to say she can hold her own in a fight.

That woman is sci­en­tist Sophia Rikkin (Mar­ion Cotil­lard), who help­fully tells him, “You no longer ex­ist.” He doesn’t ask for a sec­ond opin­ion.

Sophia’s fa­ther Alan Rikkin (Jeremy Irons) is the only char­ac­ter from the videogames; every­body else was cre­ated for the film.

...who was an assassin in 15th cen­tury Spain. “Wel­come to the Span­ish In­qui­si­tion,” Sophia says in voiceover. Well that was un­ex­pected.

In a shot that could’ve come straight out of the videogames, Aguilar and Maria leap from rooftop to rooftop. One way to beat traf­fic.

Turns out Ab­stergo faked Cal­lum’s death and now he be­longs to them. “What kind of prison is this?” he asks.

Told that he’s wanted for his past, Cal­lum has blades at­tached to his fore­arms. Is this me­dieval Fight Club? It looks like me­dieval Fight Club.

Why does Ab­stergo need Cal­lum’s past? Why is Aguilar chained up and in des­per­ate need of a bath? We’ll find out in six months..

This fi­nal shot from the trailer ups the ante big time as Aguilar plunges from a cathe­dral. While we peek be­tween our fin­gers.

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