Yahoo scooped up some of the first details on the upcoming “Assassin’s Creed” movie, including the first-ever shot of actor Michael Fassbender as Aguilar, the new Assassin created specifically for the film. And true to the series, with a new Assassin comes a new modern day counterpart – Fassbender will also be playing Callum Lynch who discovers his connection to the 15th century Assassin via his genetic memories.
While the movie’s story isn’t based on any specific Assassin’s Creed game, the movie’s costume design team has made every effort to stay true to the historically-slanted visual style of the series. “I have much respect for the historical accuracy and vast characterization represented in each game,” says Sammy Sheldon Differ, costume designer on “Assassin’s Creed”. “This has been a fantastic starting point to understand what is needed to be faithful to the artistic content and begin creating our film world. Bearing in mind this rich base, I have used our period of 15h century Spain, with its strong influences of Moorish deco, to give the Assassin’s looks a nomadic warrior personification.”
“Assassin’s Creed” begins filming next week in London, Malta and Spain. The film is currently scheduled for release on December 21, 2016.