The buzz around video game adaptation “Assassin’s Creed” seemed to have evened out after some intriguing teasers hit the web this summer, but a new official trailer has finally premiered and is guaranteed to ratchet up excitement for the movie’s December release. Those of us wary of another video game movie after such bombs as “Warcraft” have a reason to hope this one redeems the genre somewhat, given the pairing of “Macbeth” director and actors Justin Kurzel, Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard. That’s a visionary threesome that should do wonders to an often inconsistent genre.
Fassbender stars as Callum Lynch, who learns that his 15th-century ancestor was a Spanish assassin and relives his memories in order to acquire his skill set. Michael K. Williams, Ariane Labed, Jeremy Irons and Brendan Gleeson round out the ensemble. Helping Kurzel out behind the camera is acclaimed cinematographer Adam Arkapaw, who delivered some of last year’s boldest visuals in “Macbeth.”
20th Century Fox will release “Assassin’s Creed” on December 21. Watch the new official trailer below.