First ‘Assassin’s Creed’ movie trailer unveiled – watch

Michael Fassbender plays protagonist Callum Lynch

The first trailer for the forthcoming movie adaptation of Assassin’s Creed has been posted online.

The film of the video game franchise, due in cinemas on December 21, 2016, stars Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Michael K. Williams, and Jeremy Irons. You can watch the trailer below which is soundtracked by Kanye West’s ‘I Am A God’.

Fassbender plays Callum Lynch, who discovers that his ancestor Aguilar, from 15th century Spain, was an Assassin. Callum relives Aguilar’s memories to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to confront the Templars — age-old enemies of the Assassins — in the present day.

The eight-year-old franchise has sold well over 70 million games.

Speaking about the games, which the star admitted he had not played before he took the part, Fassbender said: “I’ve played it since mainly to get an idea of the physicality of the character. We believe the whole concept around it is special and want to service that the best we can. The fans are really passionate: very specific and they expect accuracy and historical detail. We’re really trying to capitalize and feed on and enjoy the fun element.”

Before that Fassbender will appear in the forthcoming X-Men movie Apocalypse alongside Jennifer Lawrence and James McAvoy.

The movie also introduces a host of new cast members, including Game Of Thrones actress Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, Tye Sheridan as Scott Summers aka Cyclops, former EastEnders actor Ben Hardy as Angel and Alexandra Shipp as Storm.

It is released in UK cinemas on May 19.