Last night, Jimmy Kimmel premiered the trailer of 20th Century Fox’s upcoming video game film, Assassin’s Creed. The film stars Michael Fassbender in the role of the film’s lead Callum Lynch, and from what it looks like, it will closely follow the plot of the first game in Ubisofts’ mega-popular series.
Lynch awakens prisoner in an unknown room, and he travels back in time through a machine which lets him tap into old assassins. He’s Desmond, but hopefully Fassbender is able to bring more personality to the protagonist role. Lynch is tasked to infiltrate the age of the Spanish Inquisition.
20th Century Fox also revealed the film’s official poster with Fassbender swan-diving from a ledge. All I can think is “Hopefully a hay-stack is awaiting him at the bottom,” and it looks like there is. The film will take place in the game franchise’s universe, but it is not following the exact plot of any specific game.
Assassin’s Creed will be released in theaters on Dec. 21, and some are pointing towards it as the next big hope to bring legitimacy to video game films. We’ll have to wait and see