Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard get philosophical about ‘Assassin’s Creed’

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For a movie based on a video game franchise, Assassin’s Creed has plenty of moral complexity.

“Basically for the audience, they can’t sit back and go, ‘OK, well we know this is the good camp and this is the bad camp,” Michael Fassbender told Mashable

This time, the actor, who has played Steve Jobs, Macbeth and Magneto, takes on the role of a 15th-century assassin. The material is also taken seriously by Australian director Justin Kurzel, who shunned green screens and shot on-location as often as possible to give it a realistic feel.  

It’s all in pursuit of expressing the very human longing for power.  Read more…

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