First Look at Michael Fassbender as New Character in ‘Assassin’s Creed’ Movie 0 50


Historically video game-based movies haven’t worked out so well. But that needn’t always be the case! One of the most promising upcoming projects is Assassin’s Creed, which has Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard set to star under the direction of their Macbeth helmer Justin Kurzel.

We haven’t really seen anything from the movie yet, with the most recent news being that woman-of-the-moment Alicia Vikander has joined the cast. However, now we have our first official look at the movie in the form of a promo pic of Fassbender in the iconic hooded costume.

Take a look at it below, thanks to Yahoo:


An interesting tidbit of news about the film version of the popular and long-running video game series is that it’s not going to be following the exact plot or the same characters of that but rather introducing new characters into the overall world. Fassbender is playing someone called Callum Lynch. Yahoo also has the plot:

Lynch discovers he is a descendant of the secret Assassins society through unlocked genetic memories that allow him to relive the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. After gaining incredible knowledge and skills he’s poised to take on the oppressive Knights Templar in the present day.

Now the idea of it not being identical to the game in terms of character or plot might get some die hard fans up in the arms, so to speak, but as long as they get the spirit and feel of the source material right but morphed to be truly cinematic then I think it’ll end up being pretty damn good. I also think Fassbender just looks badass in that image, how about you?

Also starring Michael Kenneth Williams (The Wire, Boardwalk Empire) and Ariane Labed (The Lobster), Assassin’s Creed is set for release on December 21st, 2016. You can see Fassbender next in the Danny Boyle-directed Steve Jobs biopic.

Source: Yahoo

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Watch: Incredible New Trailer for ‘The Revenant’ 0 97


We don’t usually post trailers individually – saving them for the Trailer Watch – but this one was just too good to pass up.

The Revenant is the new film from acclaimed director Alejandro González Iñárritu, who most recently won an Oscar for Birdman. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson and Will Poulter in a tale of a forntierman in 1820 who sets out on a path of vengeance who left him for dead after a bear mauling.

We already had one amazing teaser trailer, now check out the equally great new trailer below:

Could this be the film that finally wins Leo his Best Actor Oscar? Quite possibly!

The Revenant is set for release in the UK on January 15th, 2016.

Vincent Cassel To Play Villain in Next ‘Bourne’ Film 0 36


After a fourth Bourne film in which Jason himself was conspicuous by his absence, things are returning to the old but brilliant formula of Matt Damon starring and Paul Greengrass directing.

We already know that in addition to Damon returning (rejoice!), Tommy Lee Jones and woman-of-the-moment Alicia Vikander are part of the cast, playing a tough CIA operative and (presumed) love interest, respectively, as well as Julia Stiles reprising her small but crucial role as Bourne helper Nicky Parsons. But now we’re getting word that one of the best French actors in the business is also joining the cast.

Variety has the news that the wonderful Vincent Cassel has signed on to the spy action sequel as its main villain, which will see him match wits and possibly even go toe-to-toe go with the former amnesiac hero. Although exact plot details are being kept secret for the time being, sources are saying that Cassel will play an assassin tracking Bourne. No doubt he will tie in with the Treadstone/Blackbriar history of the Bourne mythology – maybe he’ll be a scorned fellow assassin who feels Bourne somehow wronged him/was chosen ahead of him.

The series has a pedigree of casting great actors as assassins, whether it be Clive Owen in The Bourne Identity, Karl Urban in Supremacy, Edgar Ramirez in Ultimatum and Oscar Isaac in Legacy.

I was already looking forward to the return of the Damon-Greengrass team but the addition of Cassel – genuinely one of my favourite actors of modern times – only makes me wish next summer would get here sooner.

The as-yet-untitled Bourne sequel is set to start shooting this year for a July 29th, 2016 release date.

Source: Variety