The first trailer for “Assassin’s Creed” was released Wednesday night — and it was packed with plenty of questions and only a few answers.
The hard-hitting teaser opens with star Michael Fassbender being informed that his previous life as lead character Callum Lynch is over.
“Where am I?” he asks, only to be told by Marion Cotillard that at 6 p.m. the day before, he was executed and pronounced dead.
“Welcome to the Spanish Inquisition,” she says.
The video game adaptation that has been Fassbender’s passion project of late also stars Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson and Michael K. Williams. It is directed by Justin Kurzel and produced by Jean-Julien Baronnet, Gérard Guillemot, Frank Marshall, Patrick Crowley, Michael Fassbender, Conor McCaughan and Arnon Milchan.
According to the film’s synopsis from 20th Century Fox, through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Lynch (Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers that he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day.
“We work in the dark to serve the light … we are assassins,” shirtless Fassbender proclaims to close out the dark trailer as soundtrack by Kanye West blasts out.
“Assassin’s Creed” hits theaters Dec. 21.
Watch the trailer above and see the movie poster below.