- First official trailer released, new protagonist introduced.
- Film will not follow storyline of Ubisoft’s game series.
The first official trailer for the new Assassin’s Creed movie has been released, having officially premièred on America’s Jimmy Kimmel Live programme. Based on Ubisoft’s 10 year-old game series, the new film does not feature characters from any game, instead choosing the use a new main character and fresh storyline set during the Spanish Inquisition.
The trailer shows new protagonist Callum Lynch having just been told he’s dead – that’s certainly an eye-catching way to get the audience’s attention. It turns out that he had to die (at least, on paper) in order for the modern Knights Templar-run Abstergo Industries to strapped into an Animus – a piece of technology that allows the user to be sent into their ancestor’s past. Regular gamers will be all-to-familiar with this concept, it being at the core of all the game’s so far, though less so in Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate.
Whilst the game series has followed The Crusades, Spain’s House of Borgia, Constantinople, the American War of Independence, Revolutionary France, and London during the Victorian era, the film decides to take a new direction – one which nobody expects; The Spanish Inquisition.
Directed by Justin Kurzel and staring Michael Fassbender as Lynch, with Marion Cotillard and Jeremy Irons in supporting roles, the trailer shows many scenes gamers will be familiar with and those new to the experience will find pleasing.
Assassin’s Creed will be out in cinema on the 21 December in the United States.