Enter the Animus with new footage from the latest Assassin’s Creed trailer

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Dec 9, 2016

20th Century Fox has unleashed a third (and final?) trailer for Assassin’s Creed. The movie, starring Michael Fassbender, is based on Ubisoft’s hit video game franchise of the same name. Directed by Justin Kurzel (Macbeth), the movie also stars Marillon Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Ariane Labed, Michael K. Williams, Callum Turner and Brendan Gleeson (whom you can see in the trailer below).

Fassbender stars as a death row inmate named Callum Lynch who is saved from execution by Abstergo Industries so that they can use him to unlock the genetic memories of his ancestor, a 15th-century Spanish assassin named Aguilar. With the help of a machine called the Animus, Lynch gets to relive and experience Aguilar's memories so that Abstergo (which is a front for the Templars) can get their hands on a powerful artifact called the Apple of Eden, a staple of the Ubisoft games.

The movie features characters not seen in the video games, but fear not, everything will be part of the official Assassin’s Creed canon. Even though we’ve already seen a couple of trailers, featurettes and movie clips; the latest trailer features some action-packed new footage that should whet our appetite for the movie. As a huge fan of the game myself, I can't wait to see it. Hopefully, Assassin's Creed will break the dreaded video game adaptation curse.

Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers 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.

Assassin’s Creed will open in movie theaters on Dec. 21.