We’ve known for some time that the upcoming Assassin’s Creed movie would be spending its historical moments in 15th Century Spain, but it was almost expected that a big-budget movie would simply display those scenes in English for audiences. Speaking with Total Film, which also revealed a new cover for the movie, director Justin Kurzel revealed the scenes will be in Spanish.
“I just love the fact New Regency embraced it. We did play around with English as well, but it was really obvious what you wanted as soon as you went back and started speaking beautiful Spanish. It really adds an exoticness and richness to the film.”
Check out the cover of Total Film featuring Assassin’s Creed below!
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Michael Fassbender (X-Men: Apocalypse, Macbeth) leads the cast of the film alongside Marion Cotillard (The Dark Knight Rises, Inception), Michael K. Williams (The Wire, Ghostbusters), Jeremy Irons (The Borgias, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) and Brendan Gleeson (Edge of Tomorrow, the Harry Potter franchise). Justin Kurrzel, who previously worked with both Fassbender and Cotillard on Macbeth, is directing the film.
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.