What the hell are Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard doing in Assassin’s Creed?

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Assassin’s Creed seems to be the result of a miscommunication. A video game adaptation that looks like perfect January-movie fodder for Sony’s Screen Gems division has instead been produced as a holiday-released reunion of Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, and their Macbeth director Justin Kurzel, with Jeremy…

Final Assassin’s Creed trailer suggests the movie won’t hide from the games’ lore

The ongoing mythology in the Assassin’s Creed video games is, to put it mildly, bonkers. Oh, it may seem like it’s a relatively straightforward story about people stabbing other people throughout history, but there’s a whole present-day angle to it that the trailers for the movie version have wisely highlighted (so as…