The new trailer for Assassin’s Creed just released. It features significantly less Kanye and a more story details than the last. Check it out:
Alright, that’s not a bad trailer. We got a few more story details that would be unknown for those who aren’t fans of the game. Michael Fassbender is related to some ancient assassins, scientist use a machine to let him relive his experiences during the Spanish Inquisition, shenanigans ensue. You know, usual Assassin’s Creed stuff.
If the first trailer didn’t sell you on film, then I don’t see this latest one doing anything to sway your opinion. With that being said, there’s some cool stuff in here. All of the insane acrobatics of the Assassins look like they’ll be pretty enjoyable to watch, if nothing else. Although allegedly the majority of the film will take place in modern-day, as opposed to the past. This will assuredly upset some long time fans of the series, but hopefully this risky move pays off for them.
The film looks beautiful visually at the very least, which makes sense due to the creative team behind the film. Director Justin Kurzel and cinematographer Adam Arkapaw previously collaborated on Macbeth, which is a visual masterpiece. Assassin’s Creed shares many similarities to Macbeth visually, at least during the Spanish Inquisition segments. We’re definitely in for some eye-candy.
Here’s a 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.
We’re still waiting to get The First Great Video Game Movie, and I’m not sure if Assassin’s Creed will be the film that ends our wait. Still, this look like it’ll be enjoyable. Too bad it’ll most likely bomb at the box office, considering it opens a week after this little film titled Rogue One.
But hey, strangers things have happened. What did you guys think of the trailer? Is there any hope for the Assassin’s Creed movie? Sound off in the comments below.