Assassin’s Creed — heretofore known as Fassassin’s Creed — just dropped a second trailer which I’m definitely digging more than the first one, possibly because the music fits a little better, albeit still anachronistic. This second trailer does a much better job explaining (as well as a convoluted, franchise-spanning video game plot can be explained) what’s going on, as well as selling us on why we’d want to passively sit and watch it in the theater, rather than mashing some buttons at home.
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.
The film also features Jeremy Irons eating mounds of scenery (we hope), as well as Marion Cotillard, Brendan Gleeson, and Michael K. Williams. They also shot historical scenes in Spanish and had stuntman Damien Walters do an unbelievable leap of faith instead of using CG. Also, Michael Fassbender is shirtless at some point, which justifies everything. That and the video game sales.
(Via 20th Century Fox)