UK release date set for Assassin’s Creed
20th Century Fox have announced a UK release date for the highly anticipated Assassin’s Creed. Based on the video game franchise of the same name, the film will be set in the same universe but will feature an original story. Assassin’s Creed is scheduled to be released in the US at the end of the year, and will hit UK cinemas on 1st January 2017.
The official synopsis is as follows: Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch 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.
View the trailer below:
Assassin’s Creed reunites Academy Award nominee Michael Fassbender (X-Men: Apocalypse, 12 Years a Slave), with Macbeth director Justin Kurzel and co-star Academy Award® winner Marion Cotillard (The Dark Knight Rises, La Vie en Rose). The cast include; Jeremy Irons (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), Brendan Gleeson (Calvary), Khalid Abdalla (The Kite Runner), Michael K. Williams (Ghostbusters) and Ariane Labed (The Lobster). Directed by Justin Kurzel (Snowtown, Macbeth).
Assassin’s Creed will debut in the US on December 21st.
Image credit: 20th Century Fox