'Assassin's Creed' will be heavy on subtitles


I'm still on the fence with "Assassin's Creed." It is based on a video game after all, however the trailer does reveal some very cinematic elements at play. Also director Justin Kurzel is no slouch, he doesn't come from any fanboy background, hell, he directed 2015's adaptation of "Macbeth" starring Michael Fassbender and Marillon Cotillard. They both are back and ready to boogie woogie down the Assassin's Creed. One look at the just released trailer and you see some hallmarks of potential. Also, Kurzel revealed recently to Total Film magazine that the film is heavy on subtitles:

“I just love the fact [production company] New Regency embraced it,” the director told Total Film. “We did play around with English as well, but it was really obvious what you wanted as soon as you went back and started speaking beautiful Spanish. It really adds an exoticness and richness to the film.”

Groovy, the trailer starts off very well, but then delves into CGI mayhem because, well, Fassbender's Callum Lynch has to deal with the Spanish inquisition. This could be a blockbuster with a real brain or might give in and falter by adhering to the mainstream's demand for bang-bang action.

The film opens on December 21st.