LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Michael Fassbender's career criminal character Callum Lynch is heading back 500 years in the new Assassin's Creed trailer.
"Welcome to the Spanish Inquisition," he's told on an operating table by a mysterious woman in a white robe, played by Marion Cotillard. The movie's story centres on Lynch being forced to have his genetic memories unlocked and experience the adventures of his ancestor in 15th Century Spain as part of a secret society -- The Assassins -- which opposes the Templars.
"What do you want from me?" he asks in the trailer. "Your past," Cotillard's responds.
The film is directed by Justin Kurzel and produced by New Regency, Ubisoft Motion Pictures, DMC Films and Kennedy/Marshall. It's based on the popular nine-year-old video game franchise.
Assassin's Creed co-stars Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson and Michael K. Williams.
It opens in U.S. theatres on December 21, 2016, and in Australia on January 1, 2017. Check out the official trailer below.