The first trailer of "Assassin's Creed," based on the popular video game franchise of the same name, is out, and it seems that the movie is all geared up to stay true to the video game counterparts.
Starring Michael Fassbender of "X-Men: Apocalypse" fame, "Assassin's Creed" is directed by Justin Kurzel. It is scheduled to hit the theatres on December 21, 2016.
Slash Film has reported that the movie won't be a direct adaptation of any games of the series. It will, on the other hand, have an original story. However, the plot is set in the same universe as the stories that have been told already in the video games of the franchise.
The movie tells the story of Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender), who discovers that he belongs to the heritage of a long line of Assassins; a secret society that has been fighting against their rival group, Templars, for ages.
With high-tech scientific equipments, he is able to access his "genetic memories" and witness the life of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th century Spain. What follows is a visual treat of historical action coupled with with science fiction. However, whether the movie will channel the charm of the trailer or not, will be only seen once it hits the big screen.
Besides playing the protagonist in the movie, Fassbender is also producing it. The supporting cast includes Michael K. Williams, Brendan Gleeson, Marion Cotillard and Jeremy Irons.
According to Slash Film, the official synopsis of the movie reads:
"Assassin's Creed follows a character by the name of Callum Lynch who, through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, is able to experience 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 organisation in the present day."