Assassin's Creed First Trailer Packed with Fight Scenes and Something Like Music

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Ubisoft Assassins Creed Michael Fassbender movie trailer

He was an executed man. He now no longer exists. But he is alive -- and being trained to become an assassin.

This is great! I knew there was a rumor out there that Shane Black was going to helm the next REMO WILLIAMS: THE DESTROYER movie, but I didn't think it was coming out this... Wait a minute, that's not Master Chiun. And why are we in The Matrix? Oh my God, someone turn off that Kanye West music!

Okay, so I'm kidding. A little. While the plot of ASSASSIN'S CREED is (cough) similar in its initial concept to Warren Murphy's assassin, it veers wildly from there into a science fiction process of the restoration of genetic memories. The assassin is Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender), and he has been brought to The Animus so that he can relive the memories of his ancestor from 500 years in the past, during the Spanish Inquisition.

What then follows is a rapid montage of medieval parkour and kung fu fighting, set to a horrid soundtrack, before returning to the 'present' day Callum being tossed about by machines so that his body mimics the motions of his ancestor.

How much time the film spends in the past and how much time it spends in Callum's present is unknown, but presumably there will be equal amounts of action in both time periods. This is just the intro to the setup, after all.

Director Justin Kurzel has a stupendous cast at his disposal to bring the Ubisoft game to life for 20th Century Fox. In addition to Fassbender, the film also stars Marion Cotillard (THE DARK KNIGHT RISES), Brendan Gleeson (HARRY POTTER), and Jeremy Irons (BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE).

ASSASSIN'S CREED releases in theaters December 21, 2016, just in time for Christmas. Which gives them plenty of time to clean things up and reveal a little bit more story to the world outside of the gaming community.

Grade: 
3.5 / 5.0