20th Century Fox has just sent over the latest international trailer for ASSASSIN’S CREED, the adaptation of the successful video game series. Starring Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, and Brendan Gleeson, it hits Australian shores on 1 January 2017.
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.
Video game adaptations have had a shaky history. For every Resident Evil franchise, there is a Doom or a Mortal Kombat: Annihilation. However, the rich story history that sits behind the running and the stabbing in ASSASSIN’S CREED may just change all of that. Check out the new trailer below.