Or rather, about to do assassin-y things.

So Assassin’s Creed comes out this year. I know, it’s easy to forget. After what I thought was a pretty great trailer, news on the film has been fairly quiet. But alas, this Christmas we’ll all have the pleasure (displeasure?) of watching yet another video game movie attempt to validate its existence. And this is coming from someone who liked Warcraft.

Word on the street is we’re due for another trailer sometime soon, but until then we’ve got a wealth of images to scour over, which depict Michael Fassbender just before he performs various assassin activities. Guess we gotta wait for the trailer to see the pay off.

Here ya go:

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Yup, that’s Michael Fassbender in assassin garb. There’s not much to really comment on. I dig the aesthetic for this film. It feels very dirty and gritty, not dissimilar to director Justin Kurzel previous film Macbeth. At least in the images that are set in the past.

The Assassin’s Creed games have always had this sort of split narrative, where a portion of the story takes place in the present time, where our protagonists use machines to relive aspects of their ancestor’s past. The film is keeping this aspect of the lore, and from based on what we’ve seen so far, the director is creating a clear contrast between the crisp and sterile present time, and the dark and distant past.

Even if Assassin’s Creed isn’t The First Great Video Game Movie™ , it’ll look nice at the very least. Outside of Warcraft (and we all see how that turned out), Assassin’s Creed is the video game movie that has the best shot at being great. However, even if it is good, it’ll more than likely fail at the box office, considering it comes out one week after this little tiny film called Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

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