We’ve waited long enough. Now, here comes the official trailer for the long-awaited video-game-turned-movie, “Assassin’s Creed”!
No, it didn’t get stuck in development hell. Yes, it’s actually happening.
Based on a script written by Bill Collage, Adam Cooper, and Michael Lesslie, the film reunites Michael Fassbender with “Macbeth” director Justin Kurzel and co-star Marion Cotillard. “Assassin’s Creed” also stars Michael Kenneth Williams (of “12 Years a Slave” fame), Jeremy Irons (“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice“), and Brendan Gleeson.
The “Assassin’s Creed” movie follows a character by the name of Callum Lynch (played by Michael Fassbender), an alienated and violent drifter. Through a revolutionary technology, a device called the Animus, that unlocks his genetic memories, he is able to experience the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain.
Callum then discovers that he is a descendant of the mysterious secret Assassins society, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organisation in the present day.
In speaking about his character, who is different from the original games’ main protagonist, Michael Fassbender said, “Callum doesn’t belong to anything, doesn’t have a family. We thought it would be interesting to have somebody that was disconnected be faced with what it means to join something so sacrificial.”
Hollywood has always struggled to properly turn popular video games into equally successful film franchises. So, as for what “Assassin’s Creed” gamers can expect, Michael, who is also producing the “Assassin’s Creed” film, assured fans that it will treat the game that inspired it “a healthy dose of respect and disrespect”.
Watch the first “Assassin’s Creed” trailer which premiered via “Jimmy Kimmel Live” earlier today:
“Assassin’s Creed” is slated to be released on 21st December 2016.
For more information, visit the movie’s website.
UPDATE (19th October 2016, 8am):
A new trailer for “Assassin’s Creed” has been released, featuring a lot more glimpses of Michael Fassbender in action and Marion Cotillard as Sophia Rikkin.
Set in the same world as the game, the new footage features Michael Fassbender’s character, Callum Lynch, discovering that he is descended from a mysterious secret society. It comes complete with scenes of Michael Fassbender leaping across rooftops and brandishing various weapons used by the Assassins. Likely, fans with appreciate this one:
Don’t forget, guys! 21st December 2016, just in time for Christmas ;)
Source: Los Angeles Times.