Because if we’re not getting a new Assassin’s Creed game, why not advertise the movie?
Ubisoft unveils an Assassin’s Creed (movie) trailer for E3
While Ubisoft won’t be launching a main series Assassin’s Creed game this year, it is involved with another major project – a full length feature film. So perhaps it shouldn’t be surprising that Ubisoft decided to showcase its progress with a new trailer, behind-the-scenes footage, and interviews with Michael Fassbender and director Justin Kurzel.
The trailer doesn’t have much new information to share, but acts as a solid introduction for audiences who aren’t familiar with the games. Michael Fassbender plays as Callum Lynch, the modern day descendant of the 15th Century assassin Aguilar.
As part of the Assassin’s Guild conflict with the Templars, Lynch finds himself projected back in time to directly experience his ancestor’s actions and how it contributed to a quiet revolution.
“I think Assassin’s Creed has a really deep concept and idea,” Kurzel says, “which is going back into time and having some sort of relationship with the ancestor that’s come before you.”
Whether the concept is enough to draw new audiences remains to be seen, but visually? It certainly looks like an Assassin’s Creed adaptation should. We’ll find out when the movie launches on December 21, 2016.
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