The latest trailer for New Regency and 20th Century Fox’s action-adventure film, Assassin’s Creed, showcases the action while not worrying too much about the characters. The big test for the December 21, 2016 release will be if it can attract ticket buyers who’ve never played the Assassin’s Creed video games, as simply depending on gamers to turn out in enough numbers to score big at the box office doesn’t normally work out well. Video game-inspired films have been more misses than hits, but Assassin’s Creed does have the star power of Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs) and Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night) working in its favor. Directed by Justin Kurzel (Macbeth), the cast also includes Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson, Charlotte Rampling, Michael K. Willaims, and Khalid Abdalla.
Michael Lessslie, Adam Cooper, and Bill Collage worked on the screenplay. Fassbender, Jean-Julien Baronnet, Gérard Guillemot, Frank Marshall, Patrick Crowley, Michael Fassbender, Conor McCaughan, and Arnon Milchan served as producers.
The Plot: 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.
Watch the Assassin’s Creed trailer: