New ‘Assassin’s Creed’ TV Trailers Out Now; Will They Generate Enough Buzz? [WATCH]
20th Century Fox has released new teasers of "Assassin's Creed," a film based on the widely popular video game by developer Ubisoft. The TV trailers aim to drum up excitement for the movie ahead of its showing on Dec. 21.
Starring Academy Award nominee Michael Fassbender and Academy Award winner Marion Cotillard, "Assassin's Creed" tells the story of Callum Lynch and how he experiences the life of his ancestor from the 15th century, a man named Aguilar. Callum, played by Fassbender, traces his roots to a mysterious group called the Assassins that is fighting the oppressive Templar organization.
Callum experiences his past as Aguilar, an assassin during the Spanish Inquisition, through a machine called the Animus. The two new TV spots of "Assassin's Creed" feature scenes with Fassbender playing Callum and Aguilar, and with him using the Animus.
In an interview with Empire, Fassbender talked about playing the lead character of "Assassin's Creed" who is not entirely good or bad. "This is very ambiguous morally," he said.
Before the trailers came out, the marketing team of "Assassin's Creed" has been releasing behind-the-scenes footage and other clips about the film from time to time. However, there has been little buzz about the film, according to Collider.
Collider says it may be a case of waiting too long for a big-screen adaptation of the video game. But with the new TV spots showing off their stunning visuals and action-packed scenes, hopes are high that "Assassin's Creed" the movie would catch on and be as popular as the iconic video game.
Watch the two new trailers entitled "Destined for Great Things" and "We Work in the Dark" below. Are you among the "Assassin's Creed" fans? What do you think of the teaser videos? Leave your comments below!