Michael Fassbender’s Back in an Assassin’s Creed Set Photo

Michael Fassbender has shared a new image from the Assassin’s Creed set

Production is currently underway on the much-anticipated video game adaptation and we’ve got a new photo of leading man Michael Fassbender on the Assassin’s Creed set. It arrives thanks to a Twitter post from Fassbender’s DMC Film banner. You can check out the original below for a larger look.

What, exactly, is happening in this Assassin’s Creed set photo is unclear. It offers what is most likely a glimpse at Fassbender’s character, Callum Lynch, during a scene set in present day. We’re not entirely sure what the marks on the back of his neck are or even whether or not they’re part of the film. They may even be a minor injury that the star suffered during production itself.

Fassbender is joined in Assassin’s Creed by Marion Cotillard (The Dark Knight Rises, Inception), Ariane Labed (Before Midnight), Michael K. Williams (“The Wire,” Paul Feig’s upcoming Ghostbusters), Jeremy Irons (“The Borgias,” Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) and Brendan Gleeson (Edge of Tomorrow). Justin Kurrzel (Macbeth) is directing the film.

From Ubisoft, the original Assassin’s Creed game involves Desmond Miles, a man who, captured by a secret organization with ties to the Knight Templar, is repeatedly sent  back in time into the body of his assassin ancestors to retrieve valuable historical artifacts.

The Assassin’s Creed movie follows a character by the name of Callum Lynch who, through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, is able to experience 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 is set for a December 21, 2016 release.

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