First Look: Michael Fassbender in 'Assassin's Creed'

Meet Callum Lynch.

Michael Fassbender looks appropriately deadly in the first glimpse of his character from the upcoming movie adaptation of the hit video game franchise Assassin's Creed.

The X-Men: Days of Future Past and Prometheus star plays Callum Lynch, a new character created especially for the movie, who discovers that he is a descendant of a secret society of assassins. He carries genetic memories of his 15th century ancestor that will allow him to master the skills necessary to take on the contemporary Knights Templar.

Yahoo Movies premiered the image from the Justin Kurzel-directed movie, which starts shooting next week. In addition to Fassbender, the movie features Michael Kenneth Williams and Marion Cotillard. The movie will be released Dec. 21, 2016.