‘Assassin’s Creed’ First Look at Michael Fassbender in Character, New Plot Details (Photo)

Video game adaptation scheduled to debut in theaters Dec. 21, 2016

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20th Century Fox released the first photo of Michael Fassbender from the upcoming “Assassin’s Creed” movie on Thursday, in addition to new plot details.

Fassbender will play a man named Callum Lynch who discovers that he is the descendant of the secretive Assassain society, which is at war with the nefarious Knights Templar. Through a machine called the Animus, he is able to access the memories of his ancestor Aguilar, an Assassin in 15th century Spain.

The film is based on the popular Ubisoft video game series of the same name, though the character of Lynch/Aguilar was created specifically for the movie. Fassbender is producing in addition to starring alongside Marion Cotillard, Michael Kenneth Williams, and Ariane Labed.

“Assassin’s Creed” opens in theaters Dec. 21, 2016.

Yahoo first reported this news.

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