As been well publicized over recent years, video game to film adaptations have been lackluster to say the least. As recent as this year the Warcraft franchise, hugely popular in gaming circles, failed to make much impact on critics or fans domestically (although it did have a nice run overseas).
Looking back over the past years, the box office has left a string of disappointing video game movie duds lying in its wake, many wondering if Hollywood should stop adapting games altogether. However, this Christmas the highly anticipated Assassin’s Creed movie hits theaters worldwide.
So much is riding on this film. Not only does Assassin’s Creed have to please the fans of the very popular game franchise but also help potentially save the video game movie genre. Certainly the Assassin’s Creed world is immersive enough for an entire franchise and has a story that can attract high level talent. Oscar winners and nominees Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard and Jeremy Irons headline the cast, Ubisoft films is pulling out all the stops and taking a leap of faith in hopes that Assassin’s Creed finally breaks the video game curse
Here is the trailer for ASSASSIN’S CREED