Other than the Assassin’s guild making a return in the Assassin’s Creed movie, there will be more tie ins to the franchise than what was first expected. The elusive Apples of Eden makes a return according to an Assassin’s Creed featurette. The short clip shows off the production of the movie, as well as a section near the beginning of the movie. If you missed it, the picture of the apple is at the bottom of this article.
While not explicitly mentioned, a very short cut of the Apple of Eden flashes during the promotional shots in the featurette. This would hint that Aguilar (Michael Fassbender), the protagonist in the movie will also be on the hunt for the elusive artifact. Otherwise, the feature shows off some neat behind the scene action footage. Including the fact that the team at Ubisoft Motion Pictures wanted to stay true to the gaming source material while still retaining some semblance of realism in the various settings. This prompted the team to shoot in Spain and show off the wonderfully detailed aesthetics.
In terms of combat and action, again, the team wanted to make sure they were true to the source material. Because of that, parkour sequences of the Assassins running across the rooftops of Spain needed to be dynamic and look exciting, much like the feel in the game.
The Assassin’s Creed movie will be released in theaters starting from December 21st, 2016.