Our very own Shawn Edwards sits down with Jeremy Irons and talks about his new movie Assassins Creed. The movie is an action adventure film based on the video game franchise of the same name. The film is directed by Justin Kurzel, written by Michael Lesslie, Adam Cooper and Bill Collage.
The film is set in the same universe as the video games but features an original story that expands the series’ mythology, taking place during the Spanish Inquisition. Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael 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.
Filming began in late August 2015 and concluded in January 2016. Assassin’s Creed was released on December 21, 2016 in the United States and France, received negative reviews and has grossed $86 million worldwide.