assassin's creed, michael fassbender, callum lynchThe long-awaited big screen adaptation of video game "Assassin's Creed" is finally starting production, and now, fans have their first glimpse of star Michael Fassbender in the flick.

The photo, courtesy of Yahoo! Movies, features Fassbender as Callum Lynch, a new character created specifically for the flick. According to the site, the "Assassin's" movie won't be rehashing anything that's happened in any of the previous "Assassin's" games, but rather insert new characters and storylines into the game's existing world.

Yahoo! continues:

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.

Sounds pretty crazy, but then again, it's based on a video game, so some stretching of reality is sort of expected. Check out the brooding, badass Fassbender in the photo below.

"Assassin's Creed" also stars Marion Cotillard, Michael Kenneth Williams, and Ariane Labed. Filming on the flick starts next week, and the movie is due in theaters on December 21, 2016.

[via: Yahoo! Movies]

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