New Year's Day will be judgement day for the Michael Fassbender starring video game adaptation, Assassin's Creed.
The film has a lot going for it. A superb director in the form of Macbeth's Justin Kurzel and an outstanding cast that includes, Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Brendan Gleeson, Jeremy Irons, Charlotte Rampling, and Michael Kenneth Williams.
However if history has thought us anything it's that movie adaptations of much loved video games generally tend to disappoint. We'll have to wait until the new year to see which way the film falls but until then we have what's being called the final trailer to dissect.
The trailer fills us in on the backstory and in particular that of the Knights Templar, led by a (probably) villainous Jeremy Irons, who want to use Fassbender's Callum Lynch to help them locate something called the Apple of Eden. According to Brendan Gleeson's Joseph, if that were to happen "the Templars will use it to destroy us." Which would be most unfortunate.