First trailer for Assassin’s Creed movie hits the web

Assassins Creed movie

CREDIT: 20th Century Fox

Movies based on video games have traditionally not done well, but happily Hollywood keeps making them in the hopes that one will become a blockbuster or a franchise “tent pole” series.

The latest through the gate is “Assassin’s Creed”, starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard – one Acadamy Award nominee (Fassbender) and one winner (Cotillard). The first trailer dropped last night, and it hits all the right notes in showing things that made the video game series fun to play.

My favorite game in the series was the second one, in which you get to play as Ezio Auditore during the Renaissance, but I can understand why they want to create a new character for Fassbender to play and set it during a different time period (no expectations in terms of the fans going “Why didn’t you show this scene?”, etc.). I’ll have to brush up on my 15th Century Spain history to see if they’re going to add some famous characters from history for Fassbender’s character to interact with – part of the fun involved in the games is seeing characters interact with historical figures (Da Vinci, Charles Darwin, George Washington, to name a few).

The film is set for a Dec. 21, 2016, release – right during the Christmas movie season (and well after “Rogue One” hits, so there might not be big competition). I’m holding out hope that the movie will be good (and as a dad, we’ll have to see whether this will be rated PG-13 or R to determine whether to take the kids).

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