The upcoming game-to-movie adaptation of “Assassin’s Creed” is just a few weeks away, and to add hype and anticipation for the film, 20<sup>th Century Fox recently released its first promotional clip from the movie.
The first clip of the “Assassin’s Creed” movie features death row inmate Callum Lynch, portrayed by actor Michael Fassbender, as he is about the enter the virtual reality machine known as the Animus. By entering the machine, he seemingly travels back in time and gets to know one of his ancestors, the Assassin named Aguilar.
As reported by Polygon, the plot of the movie begins in the present timeline in which Dr. Sophia Rikkin, portrayed by Marion Cotillard, of Abstergo Industries has Callum captured in order to gain access to the memories in his DNA. Through his DNA and by using the Animus, their objective is to gain access to the life lived by Aguilar more than five centuries ago, at the time of the Spanish Inquisition and in the same year in which Christopher Columbus arrived in the New World.
In the same week the first promotional clip was released, Fox also aired two additional TV commercial trailers for the upcoming film. The recently released previous are titled “Destined for Great Things” and “Everything is Permitted,” which showcases Fassbender as the lead actor.
Despite the efforts of the film’s marketing team to promote “Assassin’s Creed,” concerns have been reported regarding the risk that the film may end up to be a commercial failure. Even with the trailers, images, behind-the-scene features and promotional clips that have been released, there is not enough buzz for the film to guarantee a successful box office performance. Although games have been launched in the franchise earlier this year, the popularity of “Assassin’s Creed” is not at its highest among gaming fans either.
“Assassin’s Creed,” directed by Justin Kurzel, will hit theaters on Dec. 21.