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Assassin's Creed Trailer, Release Date & Spoilers: What To Expect

Update Date: May 14, 2016 06:00 AM EDT
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Fans earlier got a first look at the movie adaptation of the video game Assassin's Creed courtesy of its premiere via Jimmy Kimmel Live.

You can see the 2-minute trailer here or in YouTube.

The Assassin's Creed footage begins with actor Michael Fassbender questioning his whereabouts and why he is still alive after he was executed. Co-star Marion Cotillard explains his current dilemma as Fassbender is lying in bed, that he no longer existed and that his current situation is not a prison but instead a virtual reality machine named Animus - in which one can see, feel, hear, the memories of one's ancestors.

From past reports we learned that Fassbender is playing both Aguilar de Nerha and Callum Lynch. Lynch is a descendant of de Nerha, an Assassin's member - whom the former will acquire such remarkable skills in order to help save the present-day world against the Knights Templar.

That is why Cottilard who portrays the mysterious physician Sophia Rikkin, eerily answers him with, "Your past," when the titular character questioned him with, "What do you want from me?"

Director Justin Kurzel told Coming Soon that:

"I love the idea of a modern day character learning from the past. Being taught by the past... To me, it was just like adapting a book. It was no different from 'MacBeth'... The character has no idea who they are and learns that he actually belongs to a tribe that is 5,000 years old. That concept and idea is very cinematic. That's what I felt like I was adapting."

The 41-year-old Australia director also worked with Fassbender and Cottilard in 2015's Macbeth who pointed it out that although they made a small amount of direct references to the Ubisoft video game, he felt it was for the greater good of the film to focus more on the themes that represent the narrative of Assassin's Creed.

Assassin's Creed is under 20th Century Fox and will be release on December 21.

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