Assassin’s Creed Movie Set In 15th Century Spain
Michael Fassbender, also known as ‘Fassy’ and ‘My Husbando’ by some people is set to don the Assassin’s robes for an all new Assassin’s Creed set for the big screen. Michael Fassbender, who’s co-producing the film through his DMC Film banner, will be taking on dual roles: as a Spanish assassin named Aguilar de Agarorobo, and his modern-day descendant, felon, and death row inmate, Michael Lynch.
The setting is all new, as the time and place have never been explored in any of the video game in the franchise. The film, however, like the video game series it was based on, will present historical characters. That said, the primary antagonist, given the setting, will be none other than Tomás de Torquemada, a Spanish Dominican friar and the first Grand Inquisitor of the Spanish Inquisition (not to mention the most famous.)
Justin Kurzel (Snowtown, MacBeth) is directing, and the film is slated to release on August 7th, 2015. No doubt, just in time for another new Assassin’s Creed game to strike current-gen consoles while the buzz is hot in Hollywood.