Michael Fassbender gets a blast from the past in the new “Assassin’s Creed” trailer

Michael Fassbender and Ariane Labed star in “Assassin’s Creed.”

Kerry Brown

For folks trying to wrap their heads around the new “Assassin’s Creed” movie, the latest trailer should help a lot.

Michael Fassbender stars in the adaptation of the popular video game franchise as death row inmate Callum Lynch, whose execution doesn’t go exactly as planned.

He wakes up to find himself in a strange facility, greeted by a mysterious, robed woman (Marion Cotillard). Before he can wrap his head around all the talk of Templars and assassins, he’s being strapped into a giant machine, having a needle stuck into the back of his head and being sent back in time to the Spanish Inquisition. 

Assassin’s Creed | Official Trailer 2 [HD] | 20th Century FOX by 20th Century Fox on YouTube

“Assassin’s Creed” hits theaters on December 21, 2016.