The first official trailer for the upcoming 20th Century Fox/ Ubisoft film “Assassin’s Creed”, starring Michael Fassbender, is now online!!!
The trailer, which debuted last night during an episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live”, offers a fairly good idea of the film’s premise, which feels it was pulled straight out of the video game narrative and features a cast that includes incredible actors like Jeremy Irons and Marion Cotillard, among others. Michael Fassbender both stars in and produces the film, with Justin Kurzel Directing the live action adaptation. Kurzel also directed both Cotillard and Fassbender more recently in the 2015 remake of “MacBeth”.
Honestly I’m not the end-all-be-all specialist of all-things Assassin’s Creed, but color me impressed! Again, I was surprised by how much of the concept and plot of the movie was revealed at this point in the marketing, revealing our first look at intensely choreographed fight scenes from both past and present, as well as the whole secret society and the animus tech, as supposed to teasing viewers whom may have not played the games. I won’t go too deep into it I don’t want to drop spoilers for those that haven’t, even though the movie itself is said to be an original story based within the universe.
The Animus looks a little different (ok, maybe a lot) than I remember, but everything looks awesome and you can tell the filmmakers and studio are taking this film (and hopefully the genre of “game-to-film adaptations going forward) seriously.
Here’s the official synopsis, poster and trailer for 20th Century Fox’s “Assassin’s Creed”, which is expected to release in theaters on December 21st, 2016:
“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.”
Source: 20th Century Fox