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‘Assassin’s Creed’ First Look: Michael Fassbender Shirtless and Savage

CinemaCon 2016: ”Jobs“ star introduced stylish footage from video game adaptation

Michael Fassbender‘s passion project “Assassin’s Creed” looks legit — as both a worthy adaptation of the video game and as a setup for a studio franchise.

Fassbender addressed movie exhibitors attending CinemaCon 2016 in a pre-taped message, where he called director Justin Kurzel “Australia’s greatest export” and setup at teaser trailer starring himself and his previous Lady MacBeth, Marion Cotillard.

As far as the footage is concerned, Fassbender (also a producer) shows fantastic economy as a ninja warrior, tortured soul and lean-muscled, bare-chested movie star all in one.

Fassbender, playing Aguilar, comes to in a white padded room as Cotillard catches him up to speed – his previous life as Callum Lynch is over, as that man was executed by lethal injection the evening prior.

Fassbender is now being groomed, for what it’s unclear, but conflict isn’t far behind on the gorgeous, soaring set pieces of the movie’s world — ripped almost exactly from the Sci-Fi meets Renaissance aesthetic of the game.

Battle sequences, costumes and a fierce Kanye West track were all top-notch in the incomplete clip.

“Assassin’s Creed” hits theaters December 21.