Assassin's Creed is a 2015 action film based on the video game, starring
Desmond Miles, a bartender, is kidnapped by the company Abstergo Industries for use as a test subject in the "Animus," a device that can stimulate Genetic memory . Abstergo intends to put Desmond in the device to recall the memories of his ancestor, Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad, a member of the Assassin Brotherhood in the year 1191 as part of the Third Crusade in the Holy Land. Desmond has trouble adjusting to the device, but eventually relives Altaïr's exploits over the next several days. The game then primarily takes Altaïr's point-of-view, with occasional swaps to Desmond, due to problems with the Animus or Bleeding Effect .
The game opens with Desmond entering Altaïr's memory but faces synchronization problems. Lucy's and Vidic's voice can be heard. After experiencing a few problems, Desmond exits the Animus. Vidic briefs him about the Animus and gets him inside a tutorial program. After Desmond is done with the tutorial, he enters the closest sychronizable memory of Altaïr. Lucy says that Desmond has to relive key moments of Altaïr's life to increase his synchronization before reaching the final memory which holds the information the Templars are seeking.
Altaïr is first shown attempting to retrieve one of a series of artifacts known as the "Pieces of Eden" from Solomon's Temple with the help of Malik and his brother, but is stopped by Robert de Sable, Grand Master of the Templars and sworn enemies of the Assassins. While retrieving the treasure, Altaïr breaks all three tenets of the Assassin's Creed ("Stay your blade from the flesh of an innocent," "Hide in plain sight," and "Do not compromise the Brotherhood") in an attempt to kill de Sable but fails. In the following commotion, Malik's brother is killed, and Malik's left arm is crippled and later amputated. When Altaïr returns to the Assassins' stronghold at Masyaf with apologies, Malik, who survived de Sable, comes back with the artifact and curses Altaïr's because of his arrogance.
After narrowly defeating a retaliatory attack by the Templars, Al Mualim, leader of the Assassins, demotes Altaïr to a novice but gives him another chance to rise through the ranks of the Brotherhood. Al Mualim assigns Altaïr the task of assassinating nine key figures across the Holy Land in Jerusalem, Acre and Damascus, aiming to bring peace between the Crusader and Saracen forces. Each target is based on an actual historical figure from the Third Crusade, including Majd Addin (Regent of Jerusalem), Garnier de Naplouse (Grand Master of the Hospitalier), Jubair al Hakim (an eminent scholar in Damascus), Abu'l Nuqoud (the wealthiest man in Damascus), Grand Master Sibrand of the Knights Teutonic, William of Montferrat (Regent of Acre), and Robert de Sable.
Altaïr completes each task, learning how each target is connected to Robert and the Templars and how together they aim to end the Crusades and place the Holy Land under their own control. With men on both sides killed, he discovers that de Sable's last plot is to attempt to unite Christian and Muslim peoples against their new common enemy, the Assassins themselves. Altaïr defeats de Sable before Richard the Lionheart, failing to convince the King that an end to the war would be welcome to both sides, but ending Robert's plot. From de Sable, he discovers that Al Mualim was himself a member of the Templars and used Altaïr to kill the other members who held to secret to the treasure's power so he could selfishly keep the artifact for himself.
Altaïr quickly returns to Masyaf to accost his master who reveals the truth: the Piece of Eden, which he had recovered with the help of Altaïr directly before his transgression, creates illusions. He denounces religion and other seemingly supernatural events (e.g. the Ten Plagues of Egypt, the parting of the Red Sea, and the presence of the Greek Gods in the Trojan War) as illusions caused by the Piece, then states his intention to use the artifact to compel mankind into a brainwashed state and in, doing so, bringing an end to all conflict. Altaïr is eventually able to see through deceptions created by the artifact to kill Al Mualim. When Altaïr recovers the artifact, the Piece of Eden activates, showing a holographic view of the world with numerous locations of other Pieces of Eden marked across the globe.
When the process is complete, Desmond learns that Abstergo is a modern-day front of the Templars, and they are already seeking other artifacts at locations identified in Altaïr's memory. Further, he learns that the modern-day Assassins had tried to rescue him before the memory had completed but had failed. Desmond was to be killed after on order of a high ranking Templar, Alan Rikkin, but a researcher named Lucy Stillman saves him from death and, at one point, tucks her ring finger into her palm, referring to the Assassins' tradition of cutting off the finger.
Though Desmond remains trapped in the Abstergo laboratory, his experience in the Animus has created a Bleeding Effect of Altaïr's life in his own, allowing Desmond to use Altaïr's Eagle Vision, which, in turn, allows him to see strange messages painted on the walls of his room and the floor of the lab. The messages all deal with various forms of the end of the world from different cultures, including several references to December 21, 2012, the date that Abstergo plans to launch a satellite that will "permanently end the war." It is hinted at that this will be by the same method that Al Mualim hypnotized Masyaf, only on a larger scale. The game ends with Desmond wondering what these images all mean and who could
- Michael Fassbender as Desmond Miles
- TBA as Altair Ilbn-La'Ahad
- Emma Bell as Lucy Stillman
- TBA as Abbas Sofian
- TBA as Warren Vidic
- TBA as Al Mualim
- TBA as Malik Al-Sayf
- TBA as Jabal
- TBA as Damascus Bureau Leader
- TBA as Robert de Sable
- TBA as Tamir
- TBA as Garnier de Naplouse
- TBA as Talal
- TBA as William of Montferrat
- TBA as Jubair al Hakim
- TBA as Abu'l Nuqoud
- TBA as Majd Addin
- TBA as Sibrand
- TBA as Maria Thorpe
- TBA as Richard I
- TBA as Animus