Hi everyone, Bryan here…
Yes, we are all a bit nervous when it comes to video game movies. There is good reason for that too, since most of them are fairly terrible, even though some make a ton of money at the box office. The ‘Tomb Raider‘ films with Angelina Jolie made a ton of money as did the many sequels of ‘Resident Evil‘. Let’s not forget the recent ‘Warcraft‘ movie or ‘The Angry Birds‘ movie either – all of which made a big box office splash, despite the quality of story and performances.
Even if you go back to the early days when ‘Super Mario Bros.‘, ‘Mortal Kombat‘, and ‘Street Fighter‘ made it to the big screen, there was a certain anticipation and excitement for those films, but after viewing, everyone was mostly let down. It’s just difficult to do a video game adaptation into a feature film. That brings us to ‘Assassin’s Creed‘, which looks like it could win an Oscar. There is so much talent in this film that you can’t help but get excited that this might be the best video game movie ever made as far as quality and filmmaking goes. The trailer certainly shows off the best side of it. I just hope the whole film can be like this trailer.
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.