Assassin’s Creed has commenced shooting in Malta, the Malta Film Commission said. The film, with the participation of Michael Fassbender, will be based on the video game and is set to be released in December 2016. Apart from Malta, shooting will take place in London and Spain.
The film is directed by Justin Kurzel (Snowtown, Macbeth) and produced by New Regency, Ubisoft Motion Pictures, DMC Films and Kennedy/Marshall, with 20th Century Fox distributing. It will come to theatres worldwide on December 21, 2016.
The story is about a revolutionary technology that unlocks genetic memories. Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organisation in the present day.
Minister for Tourism, Edward Zammit Lewis, who is also responsible for the film industry, said that this is the 8th major production this year. It shows that the strategy adopted by the Government is reaping benefits and ensuring consistency with back to back projects. This is the fastest growing economic niche in the Maltese economy and we are working hard to keep the momentum.
Film Commissioner Engelbert Grech, said that it's a great feat for the country to attract such a massive production. Malta has truly become a key film location. Assasin's Creed chose Malta following discussion with the Malta Film Commission and will benefit from incentives offered to productions filming in Malta.
Source: Times of Malta