Films that look really great in their trailers can often end up being terrible. The Matrix Reloaded, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Troy, Terminator Salvation and Clash of the Titans come to mind. Incidently, they are all Warner Bros. films.
It’s rare that a film that looks bad ends up being good. And the trailer for Justin Kurzel’s Assassin’s Creed leaves a lot to be desire. The film looks very drab, to begin with, which the Assassin’s Creed video games upon which this film is based never did. Kurzel made Snowtown and Macbeth. Not a great indicator that he’s the man for the job for a light action adventure film. The dialogue is also raising alarm bells.
Here’s an interest piece of trivia. Going on Rotten Tomatoes scores, there has never been a good video game movie adaptation ever. We’d love for Assassin’s Creed to change all that, but it’s not looking promising.
“Career criminal Callum Lynch is rescued from his own execution by Abstergo Industries, the modern-day incarnation of the Templar Order. He is forced to participate in the Animus Project and relive the memories of his ancestor Aguilar de Nerha, an Assassin during the Spanish Inquisition. As Lynch continues to experience Aguilar’s memories, he begins to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to confront the Templars—age-old enemies of the Assassins—in the present day.“
Assassin’s Creed stars Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson and Michael Kenneth Williams and is set for release in December, 2016.
Check out the trailer below –