Film Divider is claiming to have some exclusive details according to sources on the plot and characters of the upcoming Assassin's Creed movie adaptation based on the video games of the same name by Ubisoft.
Michael Fassbender (X-Men: Days of Future Past) is said to play two characters in the film set in two different time periods. His first role will be Michael Lynch, "a death row inmate who becomes pawn in the Assassins-Templars war" living in present time. His second role will be Aguilar de Agarorobo, who is an Assassin during the Spanish Inquisition. Aguilar's father is said to be "an assassin chief", which is a similar idea to the Assassin's Creed 2 video game where protagonist Ezio Auditore's father was an important figure of the Assassin's Creed.
In the present, Michael will be subject to tests made by a researcher named Joseph "who is a bit of a baddie". However, someone will help Michael in the form of a female Assassin named Lara. Similar to Fassbender, the site reports that whoever is cast as Lara will additionally play an ancestor of theirs in the past. Actress Olivia Munn has publicly expressed interest in a role, so perhaps she will get cast?
The villain of the present will be Alan Rikkin (pictured left), (Film Divider calls them "Alan Rikkan"), the CEO of Abstergo, known as "the corporate front for the evil Templars". Rikkan will not appear physically, instead just as a voice for the time being. He appeared in the 2007 Assassin's Creed game.
The "chief bad guy" during the Inquisition will be Tomás de Torquemada (pictured right), based on the real life Grand Inquisitor of Spain of the same name. He has previously appeared in the Assassin's Creed 2 spin-off, Assassin's Creed 2: Discovery for Nintendo DS and iOS, first released back in 2009.
Justin Kurzel (Macbeth) is in talks to direct. The script is currently being rewritten by Adam Cooper and Bill Collage (Exodus: Gods and Kings). Fassbender, Frank Marshall (Jurassic World) and Connor McCaughan are all producing. It will be Ubisoft Motion Picture's first film, and they are also co-producing it with New Regency. 20th Century Fox will distribute it.
Assassin's Creed is scheduled to be released in 3D on August 7, 2015.
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