For all the great video game imagery and cosplay out there, the first trailer released this week for Assassin’s Creed is a bit of an undersell. Michael Fassbender is no doubt going to make this film better than it would otherwise be, but somehow the odd choice of music (a Kanye West song, really?) and the look of a lesser version of a Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon-style action flick makes us think someone should go back to the drawing board and make another attempt at a good trailer.
Based on the worldwide popular video game, along with Fassbender it features some Academy Award recognized stars: Marion Cotillard and Jeremy Irons. Although it features a battle between assassins and Templars as from the video game and tie-in stories, the characters are updated.
Warcraft, Tomb Raider, Mortal Kombat, Super Mario Bros., Street Fighter, Doom… where will this next video game adaptation fall? Check out the first trailer for Assassin’s Creed for yourself:
Assassin’s Creed is in theaters December 21, 2016.