The second Assassin’s Creed movie trailer gives the historic game a modern twist

20th Century Fox has released the second Assassin’s Creed movie trailer, and it is super high-tech. The newest game to film adaption is heading to the big screen, created by Ubisoft the historical fiction game, Assassin’s Creed, got a taste of the modern day in the newest trailer release.

Famous for leaping across rooftops, jumping into haystacks and slicing throats, criminal Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender), has been forced to live out the memories of his 15th century Spanish Assassin ancestor. While the game mostly focuses on the character’s historical adventures, it seems the film has taken on a whole new contemporary approach.

Just over two minutes thirty in length, the context heavy trailer showed a few bite-sized clips of the historical landscape fans know and love. This modern day focus is expected to continue throughout the film, according to IGN it has been confirmed that 65% of the film will be set in the present day and a mere 35% in 15th Century Spain.

While this news might put some fans on edge, the trailer gives a promising sneak-peak into the highly scrutinised genre of video game adaptations, showing off some stunning visuals, and epic parkour that gives us hope for what’s left to come.

Directed by Justin Kurzel, and starring 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), Assassin’s Creed will be premier in cinemas on New Year’s Day.

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