‘Assassin’s Creed’ Set Images Reveal First Look at the Film’s Villainous Headquarters

By October 14, 2015

While almost every single video game adaptation Hollywood has made has ended in disaster and crushed the hearts of millions of fans around the world – it’s hard not to be at least interested in 2016’s Assassin’s Creed film. The movie features Michael Fassbender as the lead alongside fellow actors Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson, Michael K. Williams, and more, which might just be the best cast fans could have asked for with this film too. Not only that, but the first image of Michael Fassbender in his Assassin costume clearly shows a fair amount of love for the video game franchise, mixed with some new, original aspects as well, and we can likely assume the film will follow the same kind of line.

The movie will tell it’s own, self-contained story separate from the video game franchise, while also mixing in several elements and incorporating the franchise’s mythology into its story. It follows Callum Lynch (Fassbender) who discovers he is a descendant of an ancient order of Assassins, and through the use of genetic memories from his 15th century ancestor, Lynch will learn and hone his skills in order to continue the fight against the modern day Templars in their ancient war.

Filming for the movie is officially underway and recently, Azaïzia Aymar, the Head of Content for the Assassin’s Creed franchise released some new images from the movie’s set, revealing our very first look at the set for Abstergo Industries in the film. Check out the tweets below:

As fans of the franchise will know, Abstergo Industries is the modern day cover for the Templars, as they use the Animus technology to unlock genetic memories and discover secrets from all throughout history. The set itself is pretty damn impressive, and looks like it could have been pulled from one of the video games judging by how identical it looks to previous Abstergo headquarters, with the fluorescent lights and cold gray walls. While not much is known about Abstergo’s role in the film, we can assume that this facility is most likely located in Rome, where the Animus Project Laboratory resides.

Kurzzel has proven he can use scale and tone better than most other filmmakers working today, and with the young director already earning massive amounts of critical acclaim for his work on this year’s Macbeth, and some possible Awards gold in his future – it’s hard for me as a die-hard movie fan to not be excited about him directing Assassin’s Creed. It’ll reunite him with his Macbeth stars Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard as well, and it’ll be interesting to see how he plans on mixing the modern-day and historic setting of the Assassin’s Creed premise in this film. He looks to have mastered the Shakespearean origins of Macbeth at least, so will he be able to do it again here?

Assassin’s Creed is set to hit theatres on December 21st, 2016.

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