Nimble parkour movies, genetic time travel and wrist-mounted blade kills... yep, this sure looks like Assassin’s Creed. Will it be any good, though? If the stunts are anything to go by, it might just end up being the first half-decent video game adaptation.
See that leap of faith at the end? It's one of the game's signature moves, and it's vertigo-inducing stuff. While that camera follow-through may be computer enhanced, we've got it on authority from our buddies at the GamesRadar+ team that director Justin Kurzel has been lining up shots of actual stuntmen making the death-defying leaps from hundreds of feet above the ground. They turn your stomach in the Ubisoft's game series – imagine what it's like in real life!
Michael Fassbender’s playing Callum Lynch, a 21st-Century bloke jumping into the life of his 15th Century ancestor to learn the skills needed to defeat the powerful Templars conspiracy amongst during the age of the Spanish Inquisition – something not touched upon by the games. It's a rock-solid cast, propped up by Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons and Brendan Gleeson, so it might end up being half decent. Anyone who saw Kurzel's adaptation of Macbeth too will know that, visually, he's the perfect match for Assassin's Creed. Hopefully, the movie won’t need a day-one patch when it comes out this winter, hitting UK cinemas on December 26th.