The Assassin's Creed movie gets its first poster

Here's one for your Eagle Vision. The first feathery poster for the Assassin's Creed movie has been revealed. Running with Assassin's Creed: The Movie as (hopefully) a working title, Ubisoft Motion Pictures will be showing off more at E3 according to released promo material.

Due to start filming in September, the adaptation stars Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard and will be directed by Justin Kurzel who has already worked with the pair on this year's Macbeth.

Previously rumoured to be starring as Desmond Miles, Fassbender - who is also on producer duties - has been tight lipped on setting and storyline but has discussed the rich world that the Assassin's Creed universe offers. In an interview with IGN he said "we're working very hard to make sure that we've got the best and most exciting, original package." The Spanish Inquisition has been a rumoured setting and given the fact that Assassins change on a yearly basis now, it wouldn't be too much of a leap of faith to forge some new characters rather than rely on one from six games ago.

Given that the poster is covered in the distinct lines of the Animus, it's clear that whatever the time period, the past and present division will take a starring role rather than being unfortunately sidelined like in recent games. We'll have to see what E3 2015 brings but the current official release date is listed for December 21st next year.

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Louise Blain

Louise Blain is a journalist and broadcaster specialising in gaming, technology, and entertainment. She is the presenter of BBC Radio 3’s monthly Sound of Gaming show and has a weekly consumer tech slot on BBC Radio Scotland. She can also be found on BBC Radio 4, BBC Five Live, Netflix UK's YouTube Channel, and on The Evolution of Horror podcast. As well as her work on GamesRadar, Louise writes for NME, T3, and TechRadar. When she’s not working, you can probably find her watching horror movies or playing an Assassin’s Creed game and getting distracted by Photo Mode.