So I’ve dabbled in the Assassin’s Creed games on and off – mainly I played through the famed Desmond “Hey Wassa-Matta-You” Miles saga. Overall I enjoyed these, and intend to play more when I have the opportunity. When I heard there would be a film adaptation, as with any adaptation these days I was skeptical. I will fully admit I loved every Mortal Kombat and also the Tomb Raider films with Angelina Jolie, okay. Don’t judge. But it’s tricky to recreate the experience that goes with playing a game through just watching.
I thought at first for sure they would adapt Desmond’s story, and obviously there will be similarities regardless, but my interest was especially piqued when it was confirmed the film will feature original characters within the verse. I’ve since followed news for the film, which boasts a cast including star Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard and my personal favorite Michael Kenneth Williams.
Today the first trailer has been released, and I feel compelled to share it here.