Sunday, 15 May 2016

Jesi Max

Assassin’s Creed Movie Trailer: See Michael Fassbender Enter the Animus

After months of anticipation, the first Assassin’s Creed Movie trailer has finally been unveiled. Set in the same universe as the immensely popular video game series, the film stars Academy Award nominee Michael Fassbender as Callum Lynch, an outsider thrust into the century’s long conflict between two secret societies: The Assassins and Templars.

The First Trailer for Assassin’s Creed Is Here

Much like Desmond Miles, the modern day protagonist of the original games, Lynch is kidnapped by shadowy Abstergo Industries and was forced into a device known as the Animus a machine that allows the user to relive the memories of their genetic ancestors. “What do you want from me?” asks Lynch at the start of the trailer, to which Marion Cotillard’s scientist character responds: “Your past.” From there, the scene shifts to the Spanish inquisition, as Lynch is taken back in time to the memories of his ancestor, Aguilar.

The Assassin’s Creed movie trailer doesn’t reveal much about the plot but is filled to the brim with the series’ signature blend of roof-running parkour, stylish combat, and acrobatic stunts. Aside from Fassbender and Cotillard, we also get a brief glimpse at Jeremy Irons who is – presumably – playing the film’s modern day antagonist. French actress Ariane Labed also gets some major screen time as Aguilar’s Assassin ally during the Spanish-era flashback scenes.

From the trailer, it looks like the film’s version of the Animus is slightly more advanced than the video game version, resembling some sort of giant holographic room that the user can freely move around in. We’ll have to wait and see how it ties into the overarching Assassin’s Creed plot.

Some eagle-eyed fans on Reddit have already spotted some callbacks to previous games, so we suggest you check this thread out.

Jesi Max

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A writer and entrepreneur who works on the marketing and strategy side of fashion. In particular, her writing and professional work focuses on the art of narrative marketing and branding as it applies to fashion and luxury. She also is the author of, a new blog that looks at fashion from an intellectual perspective.

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