the second trailer for the upcoming Assassin's
Creed movie yet? If you're hoping for a better soundtrack this time around,
then too bad. Once again, a weird choice of song has derailed the point of the
film entirely. And no, it's not a Kanye West song.
Apart from the horrible music choice, this new trailer shows off new fight scenes and lots of parkour moves.
If you're familiar with the Assassin's Creed video game franchise, then you know all too well that this movie will focus on the long-standing war between the Assassins and the Templars. The Templars desire control over the world through the use of powerful ancient artifacts called Pieces of Eden, while the Assassins work in secrecy to prevent this from happening and protect the freedom of mankind.
Fassbender plays two roles. In the present day, he is Callum Lynch (nope, not
Desmond Miles), a death row convict who is spared execution by the Templars. Callum
is taken in by Abstergo Industries, a modern day company run by the Templars who
want to gain access to his genetic memories. They want these memories in order
to find the location of the Pieces of Eden.
Through an advanced technological machine called the Animus, Callum soon discovers that he has ancestral ties to a secret society known as the Assassins. This is where Fassbender takes on his second role: that of the Assassin, Aguilar.
Aguilar de Nehra, a Master Assassin who fought in the Spanish Inquisition in fifteenth century Spain, is tasked to protect a Piece of Eden from falling into Templar hands. Just like in the video games, the movie scenes will transition between both the past and the present.
Fassbender stars opposite Marion Cotillard, who seems to be the movie version of the video games' Lucy Stillman. Apart from her, the cast also includes Jeremy Irons and Brenda Gleeson. The movie is directed by Justin Kurzel, most famous for his work on Macbeth.
Assassin's Creed opens in Philippine theaters on January 8, 2017.