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Has ‘Assassin’s Creed’ Resolved Its Soundtrack Problem? Listen to Jed Kurzel’s Score

A musical cue from the trailer wasn't well received.

When the first trailer for “Assassin’s Creed” was released earlier this year, many took notice of one especially incongruous element: the music. Kanye West’s “I Am a God” seemed an odd choice to accompany footage of a 15th-century assassin played by Michael Fassbender, but the actual film score appears to have been much more well received. Listen to it below.

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Notably, these compositions are not the work of Jesper Kyd, who’s responsible for scoring the video games on which Justin Kurzel’s film is based. Kurzel’s brother Jed handled the music for the movie, as he did on last year’s “Macbeth” (which likewise starred Fassbender opposite Marion Cotillard). Though Kyd has also worked on film scores, his silver-screen efforts have mostly been on smaller projects.

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Kurzel, who plays in the Mess Hill, also composed the scores for “Slow West” and “The Babadook.” “Assassin’s Creed” arrives in theaters on December 21.

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