“Warcraft” doesn’t appear to have changed most viewers’ opinions of video-game adaptations, but hope springs eternal among gamers. Directed by Justin Kurzel and starring Michael Fassbender, the upcoming “Assassin’s Creed” in particular has crossing their fingers for something more than we’ve come to expect from such films. New behind-the-scenes footage from E3 (the Electronic Entertainment Expo) provides a glimpse of the upcoming adaptation’s inner workings.
The featurette provides quick glimpses of scenes from both the present and past timelines in the film, as well as Fassbender contextualizing the premise and Kurzel singing his leading man’s praises. The first “Assassin’s Creed” game was released in 2007, with eight others having been released in the nine years since; the series has sold more than 73 million copies.
Marion Cotillard, Michael K. Williams, Ariane Labed, Jeremy Irons and Brendan Gleeson all co-star in the film; Fassbender and Cotillard both collaborated on Kurzel’s “Macbeth” adaptation released last year. 20th Century Fox is set to release “Assassin’s Creed” on December 21.