WHO’S IN IT?
Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs), Marion Cotillard (Inception), Jeremy Irons (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), Brendan Gleeson (Calvary), Charlotte Rampling (45 Years), Michael K. Williams (Gone Baby Gone), Ariane Labed (The Lobster), Matias Varela (Easy Money), Michelle Lin (film debut), James Sobol Kelly (The Two Faces of January), Denis Ménochet (Inglourious Basterds)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Justin Kurzel (Macbeth), director; Bill Collage (The Transporter Refuelled), Adam Cooper (Exodus: Gods and Kings) and Michael Lesslie (Macbeth), writers; Jean-Julien Baronnet (film debut), Patrick Crowley (The Bourne Identity), Michael Fassbender (Slow West), Gérard Guillemot (film debut), Frank Marshall (Raiders of the Lost Ark), Conor McCaughan (Slow West) and Arnon Milchan (12 Years A Slave), producers; Jed Kurzel (The Babadook), composer; Adam Arkapaw (The Light Between Oceans), cinematographer; Christopher Tellefsen (Moneyball), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Callum Lynch (Fassbender), a criminal on death row, is rescued from his own execution by Abstergo Industries, an organisation that is interested in tapping into Callum’s ancestral past. Using revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum discovers that he is the descendant of a Master Assassin known as Aguilar (also Fassbender), who operated in 15th century Spain. As he gains the skills and knowledge of his ancestor, Callum resolves to discover Abstergo’s true intenions…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
The eagerly-awaited adaptation of the long-running video game series could very well end up being the one to finally break the curse of video games being turned into movies, based solely on the fact that they’ve hired major talent – namely star/producer Michael Fassbender as well as Macbeth visionary Justin Kurzel – to bring it all to life.