Assassin’s Creed won’t be out until 21st December, but we now know how long the video game adaptation will be on the silver screen – 140 minutes. Which works out as 2 hours 20 minutes. Or 8,400 seconds.“Give me a hug <3”
The news comes from Empire Cinemas’ listing of the film on their bookings website, which also lists the movie as a 15 certificate with a 30th December release here in the UK. The United States get the film over a week before on the 21st.
As one user on Reddit pointed out, the director Justin Kurzel (who has previously worked with stars Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard on Macbeth) has previously stated about 35% of the film will be set in the past, with the rest occurring in the present day – where Fassbender’s Callum Lynch will be reliving the experiences of his 15th century ancestor Aguilar de Nerha. That works out as roughly 50 minutes of the movie as taking place in the Spanish Inquisition. Who would’ve expected that?
Do you think that’s too long for an Assassin’s Creed movie? Let us how you haven’t even finished the three-hour Batman v Superman Ultimate Edition yet in the comments below.
Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his 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 organization in the present day.
Assassin’s Creed is set for release on December 21st 2016. The film reunites Fassbender with Macbeth director Justin Kurzel and co-star Marion Cotillard, while the cast also includes Michael K. Williams (Ghostbusters), Jeremy Irons (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), Brendan Gleeson (Calvary) and Ariane Labed (The Lobster).