“Assassin’s Creed” is co-financed by RatPac and Alpha Pictures. The live-action film is an adaptation of the wildly popular Ubisoft video game.
Irons will play the father of Cotillard’s character.
The film stars Fassbender as Callum Lunch, who experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories. After gaining incredible knowledge and skills he’s poised to take on the oppressive Knights Templar in the present day. In that way, the movie will join the books, comics and spin-off games that have helped create a rich, massive and more than a little confusing narrative that spans centuries. Whether this is just a production code name or the film will actually be subtitled “Assassin’s Creed: Time Out of Mind” remains to be seen, although it does sum up the anachronistic nature of the franchise. Now, that cast has grown with even more prestige power.
In fact, numerous people involved did come from a critically acclaimed prestige drama. Assassin’s Creed is directed by Justin Kurzel. Macbeth comes out right in the thick of prestige-pic season on December 4.
As hard as it may be to believe, the Assassin’s Creed film starring Michael Fassbender is actually happening.
Gleeson last worked with Fassbender on Trespass Among Us.
Irons (who, like Cotillard, is also an Oscar winner) recently finished filming his role as Alfred Pennyworth in Zack Snyder’s upcoming Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.