The new movie based on the famous Ubisoft franchise is not based on any existing video game. The plot, as well as its characters, is completely original. Callum Lynch (played by Michael Fassbender) can get into the skin of his ancestor, Aguilar de Nerja, thanks to a technology that unlocks genetic memories. Aguilar was a member of the mysterious Secret Order of Assassins and possessor of great skills, that can be used to fight the powerful Templar organization.
This ambitious adaptation has been directed by Australian Justin Kurzel, who put an special effort in shooting on location as much as possible, and using practical effects instead of creating stuff on a computer. The film is also starring Jeremy Irons, Brian Gleeson, Marion Cotillard, and the Spaniards Javier Gutiérrez and Carlos Bardem.
Assassin's Creed has been filmed in Malta, Spain and in the Pinewood Studios in England. The story takes place in the present day and in the 15th century Spanish city of Seville: