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Michael Fassbender Leads First Look Assassin’s Creed Trailer

Assassin’s Creed trailer lands, Michael Fassbender heads up the adaptation of the popular game series.

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Game to screen adaptations have a tumultuous history. For some reason despite having an already supplied story the film adaptations always fail to capture the essence of the games that inspire them. Even more infuriating, most go in a completely different direction to the games narrative, the result often a weak, uninspired story. That’s not to say that they don’t bring in the money, Resident Evil isn’t on it’s sixth film for no reason. Hoping to be the exception to the rule is Assassin’s Creed.

Starring heavyweight actors Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard (who starred together in Macbeth) the film, like the game, is a strange mixture of sci-fi future and key historical events. Confused? Take a look at the brand new trailer and all will become clear.

Personally I’ve never played the games, but I have seen others on it and the trailer points to a fairly close conversion. Fassbender has been championing this project for the last couple of years and has promised a faithful reworking.

The full synopsis is below:

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 organisation in the present day.

Assassin’s Creed arrives in UK cinemas on 26th December.

Kat Hughes is a UK born film critic and interviewer who has a passion for horror films. An editor for THN, Kat is also a Rotten Tomatoes Approved Critic. She has bylines with Ghouls Magazine, Arrow Video, Film Stories, Certified Forgotten and FILMHOUNDS and has had essays published in home entertainment releases by Vinegar Syndrome and Second Sight. When not writing about horror, Kat hosts micro podcast Movies with Mummy along with her five-year-old daughter.

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