If you don’t play Assassin’s Creed, you might be a little confused as to what the upcoming movie is all about. We know from the trailers that Michael Fassbender plays Callum Lynch, who is a descendant of someone who lives during the Spanish Inquisition, and who is forced by Marion Cotillard to go back in time and relive his ancestor’s past as a gravity- and physics-defying assassin fighting against the Templar Knights. Now, with a new featurette, we’re able to delve deeper into the mythology of Assassin’s Creed to figure out exactly why these two groups are fighting.
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Not too long ago it was rumored that Alien: Covenant will feature not one, but two versions of the synthetic robot played by Michael Fassbender. In a new interview, the actor himself confirms that not only will he reprise the role of mischievous, realistic droid David in the Prometheus sequel / Alien prequel, but that he’ll also be playing an identical synthetic character. Two Fass-bots in one film! These are truly blessed times.
Earlier this week Michael Fassbender appeared on BBC’s Radio 2 and spoke about the upcoming Prometheus sequel/Alien prequel Alien: Covenant. The actor seemed to reveal the name of the new Xenomorphs in the movie.
We learned earlier this year that ‘Assassin’s Creed’ would take place in the present more than the past, and the latest trailer gives a better look at that ratio.
The Assassin’s Creed movie might not be coming out until December, but director Justin Kurzel is already building up the hype. After a Total Film interview in which he revealed that he was already looking at the possibility of a sequel, today he discussed how the movie was made, how the characters fit into their 15th century Spain setting, and how many bones were broken.
Few actors seem to embody the one-for-you-one-for-me approach to the industry quite like Michael Fassbender. While no one doubts the man’s ability as an actor, his career increasingly seems to be split between blockbuster motion pictures — such as the X-Men franchise of the upcoming Assassin’s Creed — and smaller art films with directors and costars he seems to admire. It seems like a fair trade to me. If buying a movie ticket to X-Men: Days of Future Past meant I played a role in pairing Fassbender with Brendan Gleeson in the same movie, then I consider that to be money pretty well spent.
As far as assassins go, Michael Fassbender is certainly dressed for success in the latest batch of photos from Assassin’s Creed. Fassbender re-teams with Macbeth director Justin Kurzel and co-star Marion Cotillard for the long-developing adaptation of Ubisoft’s hit video game series — which could very well end up being the first genuinely good video game movie ever released.
Derek Cianfrance’s ‘The Light Between Oceans’ might be the most heartbreaking movie of the year. Cianfrance’s (‘Blue Valentine,’ ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’) latest looks at the many sides of grief and guilt, and how one’s joy may come at the expense of another’s pain.
In an interview not long ago, Michael Fassbender promised that the Assassin’s Creed movie would feature some practical stunts, which seemed a bit hard to believe given the increasingly CGI-driven nature of film — not to mention how crazy dangerous it would be to pull off some of the physical tricks depicted in the video game series. But it looks like director Justin Kurzel is delivering on that promise, as evidenced by this awesome behind-the-scenes video, in which a stuntman takes a 125-foot “leap of faith.” 125 feet. That’s beyond impressive.
Looking back, I’m not really sure there was ever a winning proposition for Ridley Scott’s Prometheus. The stakes were high enough when we only thought that Prometheus was a big-budget science-fiction movie for one of the genre’s great pioneers; once we learned that Prometheus would also serve as a prequel of sorts to the Alien universe, the film never stood a chance. Of course, Prometheus did not do itself any favors by awkwardly tying together Alien mythology with Interstellar-esque futurism, but maybe in a few years we’ll look back on the film with a little more fondness.