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See Michael Fassbender get medieval in the new 'Assassin's Creed' trailer

Tom Huddleston

It might be the first video-game-to-movie adaptation we've ever been properly excited about. Ever since 'Snowtown' and 'Macbeth' director Justin Kurzel announced that his next movie would be based on hugely popular console game 'Assassin's Creed' and would star Michael Fassbender alongside Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Michael Kenneth 'Omar from "The Wire"' Williams and Brendan Gleeson, we've been officially on board.

This isn't the first trailer for the movie, but it's the first time we non-gamers have managed to get a proper lock on the plot: Fassbender plays a modern man who, thanks to a mysterious machine called the Animus, is able to access the memories of his ancestors – one of whom was a member of a fourteenth-century order of assassins. With an aesthetic not unlike that of HBO's new show 'Westworld' – dusty desert landscapes contrasted with ice-cool futuristic interiors – and what looks like a whole heap of ass-kicking, horse-racing, roof-jumping action, 'Assassin's Creed' looks like a blockbuster with both brains and brawn. Check out the trailer.

'Assassin's Creed' will opens in cinemas on January 6 2017.

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