The wait is finally over. 20th Century Fox has officially released the very first trailer for the adaptation of Assassin’s Creed. In the movie, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) 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. Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Lynch experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain.
The movie shares the same universe as the video game as Aymar Azaizia, head of the franchise reported back in August.
“We share the same universe. Elements in the film have consequences as in our games, comics, and books. It’s a brand new story, w/ new characters set in our universe. It’s possible you may find some familiar faces.”
With a phenomenal cast in tow, Assassin’s Creed has shaped up to be one of the most highly anticipated video game adaptations of all-time, which says a lot as game-to-film adaptations have not been well-received in the last decade. In fact, the filmmakers and the studio have such high hopes for the movie that a sequel has already been confirmed, with the cast of this first movie set to return.
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.