The first image of Michael Fassbender in the live-action cinematic adaptation of Assassin’s Creed has been revealed.
The image, which debuted on Yahoo! today (27th August), shows Fassbender in a costume reminiscent of the original game series, complete with an Assassin’s Creed emblem and a pair of deadly wrist blades. The Irish actor is set to play an original character, created especially for the movie, called Callum Lynch.
The film’s official synopsis reads: “Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch 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.”
Also starring Marion Cotillard, the film is directed by Justin Kurzel – who recently worked with Fassbender on the latest screen adaptation of Macbeth.
Assassin’s Creed is set to be released on 21st December 2016. Meanwhile, watch the latest trailer for Macbeth below.