This year is set to bring us several video-game movie adaptations, from Angry Birds to Warcraft. Now, whilst these films don't have a good track record, all eyes have turned to one adaption in particular for breaking the trend and potentially being the first great video-game movie: Assassin's Creed. Now, the first trailer, images and poster for the film have arrived.

Based on Ubisoft's hit series, Assassin's Creed has been stuck in development hell for years now. There was a point where the film wasn't even set to happen anymore and a point where a lead actor and director couldn't be locked down. However, the film is finally releasing this year, with Justin Kurzel on directing duties and Marion Cotillard and Michael Fassbender leading the cast - the trio also worked on last year's Macbeth, which was remarkable and very promising for this film; which Fox have gone all out on, assembling a stellar team and even creating a unique character and story  from the games, for the film. I'm a huge fan of the video-game franchise and the team behind this so I've been cautiously optimistic about this long-awaited film adaptation.

This morning, 20th Century Fox have debuted the first trailer for the forthcoming film (via Jimmy Kimmel Live!) and it is as great as we'd all hoped. The reveal doesn't give too much away but it introduces us to our lead man, Fassbender's Callum Lynch, and teases some cool action sequences. The film looks very promising  and looks like it'll stay true to the source material and to the game's mechanics that we all know and love so much. It has all the ingredients to make a very good video-game movie - to rid us of the bad taste left by the likes of Hitman: Agent 47, Ratchet and Clank and others. Some cool new stills and an awesome first poster have also been released which show us Fassbender and Cotillard in the past - as assassin's - and the present.

Here's your synopsis:

Assassin’s Creed follows a character by the name of Callum Lynch who, through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, is able to experience the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day.
With Justin Kurzel at the helm, and starring Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotilard, Jeremy Irons, Michael K. Williams and Brendan Gleeson, Assassin's Creed is set to hit cinemas on December 21st, 2016.

Check out the trailer below:

And here are the new stills:

Finally, the poster in all its glory:

UPDATE: Check out an awesome second Assassin's Creed poster:

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Awais Irfan
Founder of Oasis Awais, and avid lover of life, Awais Irfan's love of writing and film is unequivocal. Ever since he was a little kid, he has loved the cinematic experience; so much so, he is studying Film Production in Glasgow and hopes to be the next "big thing" in directing.

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