Assassin’s Creed Movie Will Share Continuity with Game Franchise

Assassin’s Creed movie could include characters from the games

Following yesterday’s reveal of Michael Fassbender in the upcoming Assassin’s Creed movie, “Assassin’s Creed” Head of Content Aymar Azaizia took to Twitter to answer fan questions about the project. Within his answers came the reveal that the film will be set within the extensive continuity of the video games.

In addition, when asked if characters from the games could appear, Azaizia teased: “It’s possible you may find some familiar faces.” 

The long-running game series began in 2007 with new entries taking place across time including the Crusades, the Italian Renaissance, the American Revolutionary War, and an upcoming title set in Victorian England.

Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day.

Assassin’s Creed stars Academy Award nominee Michael Fassbender (X-Men: Days of Future Past12 Years a Slave) and Academy Award winner Marion Cotillard (The Dark Knight RisesLa Vie en Rose). The film is directed by Justin Kurzel (SnowtownMacbeth); produced by New Regency, Ubisoft Motion Pictures, DMC Films and Kennedy/Marshall; co-financed by RatPac Entertainment and Alpha Pictures; and distributed by 20th Century Fox. The Assassin’s Creed movie opens in theaters worldwide on December 21st, 2016.

Production is set to begin today on Assassin’s Creed with photography taking place in Matla, London, and Spain.