Assassin’s Creed trailer arrives tomorrow; New images and details


Last month, we gave a detailed description of the Assassin’s Creed trailer that’s going to be released sometime in May. It was a very electrifying trailer that I wish everyone would be able to see sooner. Well, wait no longer as the LA Times has said that Fox will be releasing the first trailer for Justin Kurzel’s Assassin’s Creed tomorrow. (UPDATE: It’s actually coming on Thursday.)

Also, the LA Times revealed some interesting details about the film itself. Fassbender’s modern day character, Callum Lynch, will be an original character created specifically for the movie. “Callum doesn’t belong to anything, doesn’t have a family,” Fassbender said. “We thought it would be interesting to have somebody that was disconnected be faced with what it means to join something so sacrificial.”

Fassbender also revealed that the video game adaptation will have a “healthy dose of respect and disrespect.” Director Justin Kurzel seems to be in agreement with what Fassbender said, opting to focus on the thematic elements of the game instead of outright replicating the video experience itself. “I spent most of my time with the story and the real history,” said Kurzel. “That was my main focus – not so much forensically going through every aspect of the game. It was: How do you make this into a piece of cinema?” 

If the film is a box office success, then Fassbender and Kurzel will have plans to expand the film into a trilogy and will focus on another time period – similar to the video game series. “The possibilities are kind of endless,” said Kurzel. “When we’ve been discussing where you could take it, you’re not sitting around twiddling your thumbs.”

Of course, it remains to be seen how much of a success the film actually is. The film will be released a week after Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, so let’s hope that box office expectations are skewed to more of a realistic box office estimate.

What do you think? Sound off in the comments section below.

Assassin’s Creed hides into theaters on December 21st.

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