20th Century Fox officially releases a brand new action-packed trailer for its forthcoming Assassin’s Creed movie starring the Academy Award nominee Michael Fassbender.
With the Assassin’s Creed movie’s release date getting closer by the second, 20th Century Fox has decided that the forthcoming film could stand to receive another promotional trailer. Of course, as is typically the case for cinematic previews, the studio behind the flick based on Ubisoft’s incredibly popular action-adventure video game series has edited some new, never-before-seen footage in with previously revealed content from the first trailer for the movie.
As seen in the trailer below for 20th Century Fox’s, New Regency’s, and Ubisoft Motion Pictures’ Assassin’s Creed, fans are given a more complete idea as to how the film is going to adapt the story and overall assets from the video game. For instance, the preview shows how the main character Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) will be hooked up to the Animus — that is, Assassin’s Creed‘s technology that unlocks the protagonist’s genetic memory, giving him the ability to experience adventures of his ancestor Aguilar in 15th century Spain.
Interestingly enough, as evidenced in this most recent trailer for the Assassin’s Creed movie, it seems as if the majority of the film is going to take place in its present day setting. As a matter of fact, several months ago, the creators of the forthcoming production went so far as to confirm that the movie differs from the video games by spending roughly 65% of its running time in the present timeline and only 35% in the 15th century Spain.
While the decision to remain in Assassin’s Creed‘s present day plot line for most of the movie might rub some gaming fans the wrong way, Fassbender has gone on record to say that the choice was made to “bring new elements” to the series. However, it remains to be seen if the resolution to focus less on the past will ultimately make for a better story overall.
Assassin’s Creed has the chance to go against the grain of the common opinion that most video game movies are bad and actually be an enjoyable cinematic experience, especially when one takes into account the breadth and gravitas of the film’s A-list Hollywood cast and crew. However, that doesn’t mean the movie’s box office sales will reflect its quality, and Assassin’s Creed has the potential to release with meager returns considering that it will be opening shortly after the highly anticipated Star Wars: Rogue One.
At any rate, it’s best to reserve judgment about the Assassin’s Creed movie’s quality since all we really have to go on are two trailers, which are rarely solid indicators of what the final cut of a film will be like. In truth, for staunch cinephiles and fans of the gaming franchise alike, it will be interesting to see how the Assassin’s Creed film eventually pans out.
Assassin’s Creed debuts in theaters on December 21, 2016.
Source: 20th Century Fox — YouTube