The first image of Michael Fassbender in the long-mooted Assassin’s Creed movie has been released.
Coming courtesy of Yahoo!, the article also reveals that Fassbender won’t be playing Desmond Miles, Ezio Auditore da Firenze or any other existing video game character, but will instead be portraying a new character created especially for the film; Callum Lynch.
The film will not be based on any stories from the previous games, but will be based in the same world. Lynch is a descendant of the secret society of Assassins and via genetic memories can relive the adventures of his ancestor Aguila in Spain in the 15th Century. Through this he gains knowledge that enables him to take on the oppressive Knights Templar in the present day.
The film also stars Marion Cotillard, Michael Kenneth Williams and Ariane Labed, and will start filming this Monday.