The Assassins Creed movie gets its first poster

Here’s one for your Eagle Vision. The first feathery poster for the Assassin’s Creed movie has been revealed. Running with Assassin’s Creed: The Movie as (hopefully) a working title, Ubisoft Motion Pictures will be showing off more at E3 according to released promo material.

Due to start filming in September, the adaptation stars Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard and will be directed by Justin Kurzel who has already worked with the pair on this year’s Macbeth.

Previously rumoured to be starring as Desmond Miles, Fassbender – who is also on producer duties – has been tight lipped on setting and storyline but has discussed the rich world that the Assassin’s Creed universe offers. In an interview with IGN (opens in new tab) he said “we’re working very hard to make sure that we’ve got the best and most exciting, original package.” The Spanish Inquisition has been a rumoured setting and given the fact that Assassins change on a yearly basis now, it wouldn’t be too much of a leap of faith to forge some new characters rather than rely on one from six games ago.

Given that the poster is covered in the distinct lines of the Animus, it’s clear that whatever the time period, the past and present division will take a starring role rather than being unfortunately sidelined like in recent games. We’ll have to see what E3 2015 (opens in new tab) brings but the current official release date is listed for December 21st next year.

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