Just last month, the first trailer for the upcoming Assassin’s Creed movie was released. It gives us a look at the characters from the film, as well as the various settings that the film will be based in. However it had been pointed out that from the trailer, it felt like a good portion of the film would be set in the present, versus the past and various historic settings that the game has put us in.
If you’re wondering why that is, Ubisoft Motion Pictures’ VP of Global Marketing Stephan Simard gave an explanation as to why that is, and of the main reasons is that they weren’t really looking to recreate the game in the movie. “We’re not interested in telling the same stories from the games that have already been told so well. Rather, we’re looking to bring a new dimension to the universe.”
Simard also adds that by filming in the present, it allowed them to create new storylines that are unique to the movie. “Working in the present day really gave a lot of freedom to develop new storylines and characters who are very three-dimensional and emotional, and bring in a wider audience as well as excite our existing fans with new stories to engage with.”
So far the trailer looks pretty good and during E3, a new clip was released (see above) that gives us a behind-the-scenes look. The movie is set for release for the 21st of December and it will be interesting to see how it fares, especially compared to Warcraft which has received largely negative reviews, even though it seems that financially it is doing rather well.