Ubisoft today released a brand new Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag ‘Behind the Scenes’ DEFY live action trailer which shows some of the work done by the team to develop a film recreating authentically a key historical period.
To capture the true values of the brand: authenticity, idealism, and exploration, Ubisoft and Sid Lee have emphasized the darker aspects of liberty and the brutal struggle to break free from the restrictions of society. Set during the assault of a Spanish Galleon, the film showcases one of these struggles, as the pirates strike a blow against the Spanish Empire.
Starting in the serenity of the water, the camera rises vertically, passing through different levels of the Galleon. Each new level decides the fate of the soldiers, but it also reveals something else, the struggle for freedom. The further up the galleon, the closer we get to the ultimate liberty, symbolized by Edward, standing on the top of the mast.
Adam Berg, a multi-award winning director who has worked with Nike, Ikea and Philips, directed the film. His vision and attention to detail brought each scene not just authenticity, but also real tension. From lowering a whole section of the ship under the water, the wild fights of the stuntmen and explosions on the deck, the film was created as real as possible, without any short cuts.
The overall production has been directed by MPC, a key actor in the Hollywood industry who has produced, amongst other, the special effects of Prometheus. Revealed on August the 21st in the 90’’ version, the movie has evolved to a 60’’ format.