The latest Assassin’s Creed trailer has arrived – and brings with it a better look at the approach the film will take in adapting the popular video game series. Without further ado, watch it below:
Tellingly, the majority of the trailer focusses on the experiences of Michael Fassbender’s character Callum Lynch in Abstergo Industries, with only a few snippets of action sequences taking place in the past. This suggests what some fans have feared about the film – that a lot of it will take place in the modern day, which sort of misses the point of what most appeals about the game. On the other hand, the cinematography is impressive and the acting talent is top notch. Could this be the one to break the video game movie curse?
Here’s the official synopsis:
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 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); produced by New Regency, Ubisoft Motion Pictures, DMC Films and Kennedy/Marshall; co-financed by RatPac Entertainment and Alpha Pictures; and distributed by 20th Century Fox . ASSASSIN’S CREED opens in theaters worldwide on December 21st, 2016.
Featuring Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson and Michael K Williams, Assassin’s Creed is directed by Justin Kurzel (who previously worked with Fassbender and Cotillard on 2015’s Macbeth). It arrives in the US on 21st December and in the UK on Janurary 1st 2017.
Image via 20th Century Fox.