It feels like the Assassin’s Creed film has been in production forever. Recently, some images have started coming out, showing Michael Fassbender in costume, but now, just a couple minutes ago, the first trailer for the film was unveiled on Jimmy Kimmel. Having never really played any of the games, I’m not sure how great this looks as an adaptation, but you can generally count on Fassbender for a great performance.
It’s going to have to be pretty damned good to stand up against Star Wars: Rogue One, which is set to release one week earlier.
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 . ASSASSIN’S CREED opens in theaters worldwide on December 21st, 2016.