“Assassin’s Creed” Trailer Introduces Time-Traveling, Death-Dealing Michael Fassbender

Judging by the first trailer, the latest video game adaptation looks way more fun than watching other people play while waiting for a turn.

WHAT: The first trailer for the forthcoming big-screen adaptation of galactically popular video game series, Assassin’s Creed.


WHO: Director Justin Kurzel and star Michael Fassbender, who last teamed on last year’s Macbeth.

WHY WE CARE: It’s parkour-fighting in the Spanish Inquisition. Sure, there’s some complicated exposition about why Fassbender’s character is being sent back in time via a virtual reality machine called Animus to live through the deeds of his ancestor, but let’s not lose sight of what’s important here. As premiered on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, the trailer promises well-choreographed old school ass-kickery scored by Kanye West’s “I Am a God”–and just in time for Christmas! (The movie drops on December 21.)

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Joe Berkowitz is a writer and staff editor at Fast Company. His next book, Away with Words, is available June 13th from Harper Perennial.