Although the developers of its game series have been on hiatus in 2016, the Assassin’s Creed franchise still continues to gain publicity with the fast-approaching release of its first film adaptation. The marketing campaign for Assassin’s Creed is in full swing, with the film now less than two months from release, and has begun its TV Spot phase.
The film’s marketing has made it clear that there will be some deviations from the game, most notably the changes made to the animus – the device that connects subjects to their ancestors – in the way it looks and functions, and of course in the film’s protagonist Callum Lynch/Aguilar (Michael Fassbender), as opposed to the game’s Desmond Miles/Altair. Recent reports have focused more on the ways the movie pulls material from the games, the most interesting of which indicated that characters from the games themselves would be appearing in the film.
The latest TV Spot for Assassin’s Creed gives us confidence in the film’s ability to be able to dip in and out of different times and locations, with the present day story seeming to complement the past events, which take place in 15th Century Spain, very well.
Official Synopsis and TV Spot:
Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day.
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Assassin’s Creed leaps into theatres January 1st, 2017.