Michael Fassbender, Assassin's Creed

Trailer Time: Assassin’s Creed Trailer #1 (2016) *We Work In The Dark To Serve The Light*

Assassin’s Creed is my favorite video game franchise.  The video game and movie industry have a long history of not working and playing well with others.  If this film doesn’t break the curse, nothing will.  Essentially the entire team from last year’s phenomenal Macbeth adaptation (including stars Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, director Justin Hurzel and cinematographer Adam Arkapaw) is returning to bring this thing to life.  You have a good director, a fantastic cinematographer, and Oscar-caliber leads.  This is the best chance a video game adaptation has ever had, and Fassbender in interviews has been extremely enthusiastic about it.  Read below for Coming Soon’s summary.  Assassin’s Creed opens at Christmas, where it will have to deal with the force that is Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (I hate typing that title).

Michael Fassbender, Assassin's Creed

Michael Fassbender leads the cast of Assassin’s Creed and is joined by Marion Cotillard (The Dark Knight RisesInception), Michael K. Williams (“The Wire,” Paul Feig’s upcoming Ghostbusters), Jeremy Irons (“The Borgias”) and Brendan Gleeson (Edge of Tomorrow). Justin Kurrzel (Macbeth) is directing the film.

Assassin's Creed, Marion Cotilliard, Michael Fassbender
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Based on the Ubisoft game franchise, the Assassin’s Creed movie follows a character by the name of Callum Lynch who, through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, is able to experience 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 is set for a December 21, 2016 release.

Michael Fassbender, Assassin's Creed

3 thoughts on “Trailer Time: Assassin’s Creed Trailer #1 (2016) *We Work In The Dark To Serve The Light*”

  1. I’m still traumatized by the Super Mario Bros. movie, and that was something like thirty years ago. If Bob Hoskins had gone to hell after his passing, his punishment would have been to watch that movie in an endless loop for all eternity. But I’m confident that he’s in Heaven, where as a part of his eternal reward everyone tactfully avoids the subject.

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    1. This looks incredible and very true to the games. It’s not approached as a video game movie but as a scifi/historical epic. You have to see Macbeth this whole team did. I just hope it won’t be annihilated by Rogue One.

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      1. I did not know the premise of the games, and now that I do, this movie sounds very cool indeed. We’ll just have to see about Rouge One. I read that Vader’s role amounts to a cameo; if that is wrong, and he has a significant role to play, then yes, sadly, I think Rouge One trounces all.

        I’ll have to check out this new Macbeth. It will have a lot to live up to though, after Polanski’s version (one of the best Shakespeare adaptations of all time IMO) and Kurosowa’s Throne of Blood (which many not use Shakespeare’s language, but still nails the subject matter).

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