20th Century Fox have released the first image of Michael Fassbender as the star of [Assassin's Creed](tag:437814), a film based on the popular video game franchise. In an exclusive article with Yahoo.com, the first image, as well as some details about the film were released. Here's what we know so far.
Lynch discovers he is a descendant of the secret Assassins society through unlocked genetic memories that allow him to relive the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. After gaining incredible knowledge and skills he’s poised to take on the oppressive Knights Templar in the present day.
So it is clear that Fox is going to stay away from retelling the game's story. I find this to be a wise move. It's a similar concept, but it won't feel restricted by the first game's plot. But since this won't be the same tale as the Ubisoft game, what will we expect from the 2016 film?
The Leap of Faith
This is the defining moment of the franchise. Altair (the main character from the first game) jumps off of a tower into a wagon of hay below him. Of course, every other character from the series has done a similar jump. When you leap, the screeching of a hawk is heard. If you remember the SDCC poster, you'll notice a flying hawk is the center piece. To be honest, what would an Assassin's Creed movie be without the famous drop?
Mention of Desmond Miles/Ezio
Assuming that Callum is in the same program that Desmond Miles (the games' protagonist) was a part of, it would make perfect sense to reference him. And while Ezio Auditore da Firenze was based in Constantinople, the Brotherhood and Revelations assassin could possibly come up in conversation in both past and present times. Seeing the film tie in at all with the video games would be really neat, and would keep the fans connected to both worlds.
Parkour. Lots and lots of Parkour
The Assassin's Creed franchise is known for its free running, and this film should be no exception. Forget the cool weapons and the amazing fighting technique, this film will be made with good parkour scenes. And since Lynch will apparently be fighting The Knight's Templar in both past and present, some modern day free running would be cool to see.
Are you excited for Assassin's Creed? I think we are finally going to get a video game movie that is just as great on the silver screen as it is on the Xbox. What do you think the movie needs to have? Let me know in the comments!