Serious actors lining up to do a Hollywood blockbuster are usually good tea leaves to follow, especially if the movie is based on a video game. Here’s to hoping that proves out with Assassin’s Creed, because its trailer looks like a typical entry into the tentpole box office sweepstakes.
Multi-Oscar-nominee Michael Fassbender is joined by Oscar winners Marion Cotillard and Jeremy Irons, in a movie directed by Justin Kurzel who recently helmed a Macbeth adaption starring Fassbender and Cotillard. Hopefully some of that pedigree will rub off on this fairly generic (if professionally rendered) looking mythology and action.
- 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.