Academy Award nominee Michael Fassbender in Malta for Assassin’s Creed filming

Big screen adaptation of Assassin’s Creed starts shooting in Malta

Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender
Marion Cotillard
Marion Cotillard

The Malta Film Commission has confirmed that Assassin’s Creed has commenced shooting in Malta.

Assassin’s Creed stars Academy Award nominee Michael Fassbender (X-Men: Days of Future Past, 12 Years a Slave) and Academy Award® winner Marion Cotillard (The Dark Knight Rises, La Vie en Rose).

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.

Photo: Andre Borg/Facebook
Photo: Andre Borg/Facebook

Assassin's Creed opens in theatres worldwide on 21 December, 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 organization in the present day.

Assassin's Creed
Assassin's Creed

Tourism Minister 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,” Zammit Lewis said. 

“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. Assassin's Creed chose Malta following discussion with the Malta Film Commission and will benefit from incentives offered to productions filming in Malta,” Grech said.

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