Jimmy Kimmel continued his scooping of all other late-night hosts with the premiere of the Assassin’s Creed trailer. We get our first good look at Michael Fassbender as Callum Lynch, whose death sentence is “commuted” by Abstergo Industries, who find him more useful alive. As part of the Animus project, Sophia Rikkin (Marion Cotillard) lays out their plan—they want Callum to tap into his ancestor Aguilar de Nerha’s memories from the 15th century, including the Spanish Inquisition, so that he can help battle the Templars. So he trains with hidden blades to “work in the dark to serve the light.”
The trailer’s certainly captured the look of the game, complete with swan dives off buildings. The film co-stars Jeremy Irons as the CEO of Abstergo, Michael K. Williams as a fellow Assassin, and Brendan Gleeson as Callum’s dad. Directed by Justin Kurzel, Assassin’s Creed drops into theaters December 21.