Maybe even more so than Duncan Jones’ Warcraft, it’s looking more and more like Twentieth Century Fox’s Michael Fassbender-led, Assassin’s Creed film adaptation is shaping up to be possibly the first legitimately good video game adaptation to come out of Hollywood yet, after decades of failed franchise attempts.
Now, two new images from the film have been released, teasing Fassbender’s Callum Lynch trapped in captivity (likely by the modern day Templars) and while he’s using the Animus to embody his 15th century ancestor, Aguilar.
Check out the new images below (via Omelete):
Previously, the film has been compared in tone to films like The Matrix or Blade Runner, hinting that the adaptation is going to pull from the sci-fi elements of the original video games fairly heavily, including the time-travel elements of the story. Coming off of Macbeth as well, it sounds like director Justin Kurzel is going into entirely new territory in terms of tone and aesthetic here, compared to his recent, divisive Shakespeare adaptation.
So far, from all of the set photos, the movie is looking gorgeous from a surface level alone, which should be expected from both Kurzel and his returning cinematographer, Adam Arkapaw. However, it’ll be interesting to see how deep into the Assassin’s Creed mythology the filmmakers are planning on going here, and how they plan on balancing the complex action and violence with the complicated story and motivations of its characters.
Assassin’s Creed is set to hit theatres on December 21st.
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