'Assassin's Creed's' Tone Inspired By 'Batman Begins,' 'Blade Runner'

Director Justin Kurzel's adaptation of "Assassin's Creed" will aim for a tone characterized as "Batman Begins" meets "Blade Runner."

According to Premiere Fr (via Latino Review), Ubisoft Motion Pictures CEO Jean Julien Baronnet has said the film will be "heavily influenced by the sci-fi in the game where time will be split between past and present with a dark tone." Further, star Michael Fassbender will play two characters divided by time.

The film introduces Fassbender as Callum Lynch, who, through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, experiences the adventures of his ancestor Aguilar in 15th-century Spain. Discovering that he’s descended from a mysterious secret society called the Assassins, Lynch amasses the knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive Templar organization in the present.

Arriving Dec. 21, 2016, from New Regency and Fox, “Assassin’s Creed” also stars Michael Kenneth Williams, Ariane Labed, Jeremy Irons and Brendan Gleeson.

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