20th Century Fox Announces Release Date for ‘Assassin’s Creed’ Starring Michael Fassbender
Fox announces the release date for its live-action adaptation of the popular Ubisoft video game franchise, Assassin’s Creed. Read on for more details on this story.
According to Comicbook.com, the live-action adaption starring Michael Fassbender will be released on Dec. 21, 2016. Helmer Justin Kurzel, who has worked with Fassbender on the film, “Macbeth,” is tapped to direct the adaptation of the popular video game franchise.
Based on the popular Ubisoft video game, the film will follow the exploits of a bartender. He was then captured by a large corporation. He was forced into the “Animus” machine, which made him relive the memories of his ancestors, who unknown to him, are an ancient lineage of assassins.
The “Assassin’s Creed” games’ premise primarily revolve around the rivalry between two ancient secret societies: the Assassins and the Knights Templar, and their indirect relation to an ancient species pre-dating humanity, whose society, along with much of Earth’s biosphere, was destroyed by a massive solar storm. The games’ real-world chronological setting begins in the year 2012 and features Desmond Miles, a bartender who is a descendant of several lines of prominent Assassins, initially kidnapped by the mega corporation, Abstergo Industries, the modern-day face of the Knights Templar, who are aware of Desmond’s ancestral lineage. Desmond is forced to use the “Animus,” a device that allows him to experience his “ancestral memories” to retrieve several artifacts, or the “Pieces of Eden” that hold great power, to control mankind and alter its fate, bringing humanity into one single unified group.
Assassin’s Creed franchise has spawned several video game titles such as Assassin’s Creed, Assassin’s Creed II, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, Assassin’s Creed III, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Assassin’s Creed Rogue, Assassin’s Creed Unity as well as other spin-off titles which all made their way onto different platforms such as PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Nintendo DS, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation Vita, iOS, HP webOS, Android, Nokia Symbian Windows Phone platforms, and the Wii U. The series has been well received by the public and critics, and has sold over 73 million copies as of April 2014, becoming Ubisoft’s best-selling franchise.
In addition to Assassin’s Creed, Fassbender is also set to reprise his role as Magneto in X-Men: Apocalypse which will be hitting theaters in the same year as Assassin’s Creed, May 27, 2016. That’s it for our latest scoop on Fox’s “Assassin’s Creed.” For more updates on celebrities, events, TV shows and upcoming movies stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG).
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