Historically video game-based movies haven’t worked out so well. But that needn’t always be the case! One of the most promising upcoming projects is Assassin’s Creed, which has Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard set to star under the direction of their Macbeth helmer Justin Kurzel.

We haven’t really seen anything from the movie yet, with the most recent news being that woman-of-the-moment Alicia Vikander has joined the cast. However, now we have our first official look at the movie in the form of a promo pic of Fassbender in the iconic hooded costume.

Take a look at it below, thanks to Yahoo:


An interesting tidbit of news about the film version of the popular and long-running video game series is that it’s not going to be following the exact plot or the same characters of that but rather introducing new characters into the overall world. Fassbender is playing someone called Callum Lynch. Yahoo also has the plot:

Lynch discovers he is a descendant of the secret Assassins society through unlocked genetic memories that allow him to relive the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. After gaining incredible knowledge and skills he’s poised to take on the oppressive Knights Templar in the present day.

Now the idea of it not being identical to the game in terms of character or plot might get some die hard fans up in the arms, so to speak, but as long as they get the spirit and feel of the source material right but morphed to be truly cinematic then I think it’ll end up being pretty damn good. I also think Fassbender just looks badass in that image, how about you?

Also starring Michael Kenneth Williams (The Wire, Boardwalk Empire) and Ariane Labed (The Lobster), Assassin’s Creed is set for release on December 21st, 2016. You can see Fassbender next in the Danny Boyle-directed Steve Jobs biopic.

Source: Yahoo