The Assassin’s Creed folks at E3 showed some new footage from the upcoming video-game adaptation, one which is pushing for respect on a level unfamiliar to these types of movies.
Here is the new footage, which is about enough to fill an entirely new trailer, and some behind-the-scenes glimpses:
Here’s the synopsis:
When Callum Lynch explores the memories of his ancestor Aguilar and gains the skills of a Master Assassin, he discovers he is a descendant of the secret Assassins society.
Having Michael Fassbender in the lead role is enough to elevate this film beyond any sort of August/September video-game adaptation fodder; not to mention it’s coming out December 21, prime cinema real estate.
Add to that the direction from Justin Kurzel (Macbeth), the inclusion of Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons (though, that whole BvS thing… yeah…), Michael K. Williams, and Brendan Gleeson in the cast, and there’s no reason to think Assassin’s Creed could change the game. This has a chance to finally be the video-game adaptation that is able to escape the mundanity of past attempts, mostly because the source material is a rich and complicated gaming experience with ample room for narrative thrust.
We’ll see this holiday season.