20th Century Fox have invested a lot of money in Assassin’s Creed being the first video-game adaptation to truly crack the mainstream cinema audience.
Based on Ubisoft’s hugely successful action-adventure game series, ‘Assassin’s Creed’ has been directed by Justin Kurzel and stars Michael Fassbender as Callum Lynch, who discovers that his ancestor Aguilar was an Assassin from 15th century Spain.
Callum goes on to relive Aguilar’s memories, gaining knowledge and skills that he then uses to confront the Assassin’s centuries old rivals the Templars in the modern day.
With a cast that includes Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Michael K. Williams, Jeremy Irons, and Brendan Gleeson and a budget of anywhere between $150 and $200 million there are clearly huge expectations for ‘Assassin’s Creed’.
Obviously the track record of the video-game genre suggests that ‘Assassin’s Creed’ is going to struggle to connect with moviegoers, but this trailer goes some way to quashing these concerns.
Not only is it beautifully epic and visually arresting, but it also evokes comparison to ‘The Matrix’ and there’s clearly already room for the film to grow into a franchise.
We’ll get to see if Assassin’s Creed can do just that and finally break the video-game hoodoo when it’s released on December 21, 2016.
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