Michael Fassbender gets medieval in moody videogame adap...
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.