Assassin’s Creed: Lineage trailer

In case you tuned out somewhere during James Cameron’s 180 minute diatribe on Ubisoft’s newfound cohesion with the medium of filmmaking… THIS is what the guy was talking about. And yeah, it’s pretty badass:

Titled Assassin’s Creed: Lineage, the film stars ACII’s protagonist, Ezio, and sets the stage for all the necessary violence about to go down in 15th century Florence. The first of three short films will hit the YouTubes on October 27th, and it’s a safe bet the rest will unspool in a timely manner coinciding with Assassin’s Creed II’s November 17th release date.

We caught a glimpse of the this wildly ambitious, hyper synergistic short film that concentrates on the events leading up to those of the game during our trip to play Assassin’s Creed II, and we dug it quite a bit. Call it enhanced marketing if you must, but Lineage is certainly an interesting milestone, if only because it’s pretty much the opposite of every game-to-film adaptation you’ve ever seen. Other than Ezio, every live-action actor is also the physical and vocal basis for the characters you’ll actually encounter in the game, AND the environments are digitally authentic to the ones you’ll be scaling this November (albeit slightly enhanced, so as not to look like a SyFy original).

Either way, we’ll keep you posted on the cinematic shenanigans. And check back later this week for our Assassin’s Creed II preview!

Oct 19, 2009


  • AlexMercer1337 - October 22, 2009 8:06 a.m.

    Assassin's Creed the movie?!? This will kick ass!
  • demonDogg88 - October 20, 2009 8:05 p.m.

    not to be cynical but if this ends up an epic fail like "bloodrayne" or "street fighter" becasue i really like this game alot and i hope the producers aren't just trying to make a quick buck.
  • TheIronMaiden - October 20, 2009 7:19 p.m.

    this is one video game film that will kick ass for once.
  • TheItalionStalion - October 20, 2009 2:24 p.m.

    just goes to show that most games have better plots and story ideas than mainstream movie. definately goin to check this film out
  • RedBandit - October 20, 2009 3:17 a.m.

    Nice Find, i like, i like very much...
  • Sebastian16 - October 20, 2009 2:57 a.m.

    I'd have preferred one of Altair, but that wouldn't be too sensible, so wuheva
  • TestDDs - October 20, 2009 1:34 a.m.

    Hope this film is a bamf!
  • Samael - October 20, 2009 12:47 a.m.

    Hmm...seems reminiscent of the Neil Blommkamp Halo 3 films. I'll keep an eye on this.
  • Frexerik - October 19, 2009 10:56 p.m.


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