Though Assassin's Creed won't be released until December, 20th Century Fox and New Regency must be confident in the film as reports indicate that they're already planning a sequel with Michael Fassbender set to return. Though not a direct adaptation of any particular video game, the film is set within that same fictional world, with events in the film happening alongside some of the most memorable moments from the best-selling video game franchise. The NY Post sure thinks Assassin's Creed will be a winner, they already have the film pegged as a potential winner at next year's Oscars.
Directed by Justin Kurzel, the film stars Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Michael K. Williams and Jeremy Irons.
Set to be released on December 21, the film will battle Rouge One: A Star Wars Story (Dec. 16) and the Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt led sci-fi film, Passengers at the Holiday box office. (Dec. 21).
Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) 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.