While this Christmas is being dominated by the theatrical release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a much different movie may be making all the headlines this time next year. On December 21, we will be getting the big screen adaptation of the hit video game Assassin's Creed. And it promises to revolutionize the video game movie genre like no other release before it. While it's still more than a year away, today we get the first official banner. And it arrives along with the announcement of an Assassin's Creed viral site.
Today marks the debut of the Abstergo viral website. The movie's official social accounts, including Twitter, have shared an image of Abstergo CEO Alan Rikkin's business card. It contains a phone number that fans can call. What does the message on the other end of the line reveal? When we'll get the first teaser trailer!
"Hello, you've reached the voicemail of Alan Rikkin. I'll be out of the office on business until March 25 with limited availability."
What else is happening on March 25, you might be asking yourself? Well, that just happens to be the day that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice debuts in theaters nationwide. That movie shares a cast member with Assassin's Creed in Jeremy Irons. And it sounds like this is where the first ever footage from Assassin's Creed will drop. As the film is still in production, it makes sense that we'd still have to wait another three months before getting a sneak peek.
Michael Fassbender stars in Assassin's Creed. Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (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.
Marion Cotillard, Ariane Labed, Michael K. Williams, Carlos Bardem, Denis Menochet, Brendan Gleeson and Jeremy Irons round out the supporting cast for Assassin's Creed, which started production this past August in Malta. It has already been confirmed that this adaptation will be set in the same universe as the video game series. Azaïzia Aymar has teased that certain characters from the games will be popping up in the movie, but he wouldn't reveal any specific names.
Justin Kurzel, who directed Michael Fassbender in the upcoming Macbeth, directs from an adapted screenplay by Scott Frank, Michael Leslie, Bill Collage and Adam Cooper. The film has already been set for release on December 21, 2016, arriving just five days after Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Take a look at the banner and Twitter image. You can also check out the Assassin's Creed viral site HERE. The site asks for your personal information so that you can receive updates and other exciting items from the movie. Which we're sure you'll share with us, right?