Here’s your weekly reminder that 20th Century Fox’s video game adaptation Assassin’s Creed is due to hit theaters in just a few weeks. On the surface, the marketing team seems to have done what they can to drum up interest by releasing trailers, images, behind-the-scenes featurettes, and clips that show off some iconic traits from the video game franchise while also attempting to explain the mythology to newcomers. Two newly released TV spots just seem to hope that audiences will be enticed by the film’s beautiful visuals and easy-flowing fight choreography.
And yet it feels like there’s zero buzz for this film. Is it a case of waiting too long for a big-screen adaptation? The franchise was still actively churning out games as recently as early this year, but its popularity is certainly not at a high point. Perhaps the live-action film will surprise us all and generate a resurgence of interest in the world of blade-wielding, high-diving assassins. Are you looking forward to the film? Be sure to let us know in the comments!
Starring Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Michael K. Williams, and Brendan Gleeson, Assassin’s Creed opens in theaters on December 21st.
Watch the TV spots below:
Here’s the movie’s official synopsis:
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.
For more of our coverage on Assassin’s Creed, be sure to take a look at some recent stories below:
- First ‘Assassin’s Creed’ Clip Enters the Animus
- Watch: ‘Assassin’s Creed’ Featurette Explains the Movie’s Mythology
- ‘Assassin’s Creed’ Featurette Highlights the Use of Practical Effects
- ‘Assassin’s Creed': New Trailer Further Reveals Michael Fassbender’s Ambitious Adaptation
- ‘Assassin’s Creed’: New Images Find Michael Fassbender Showing Off His Blades