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As we all know (or may have read about), video games can become addictive. The struggle to get to the next level seems so real that players can forget the outside world.

In the film adaptation of the video game Assassin’s Creed, Michael Fassbender takes on the role of Callum Lynch. Based on the below trailer we see Callum is being held in a prison cell. His bloodline traces back 500 years to the Assassin’s Creed. This appears to be something of importance to Alan Rikkin (Jeremy Irons), CEO of Abstergo Industries and Guardian within the Order, according to

Here’s his business card if you’d like some identification:

Through the use of medical technology, Callum’s consciousness (but not his actual body) is transported back to his ancestor’s time during the Spanish Inquisition. He says in the trailer, “What I saw in there, it felt real.” In his case, it is. It’s not 100 percent clear what his mission is, but it seems like he wants to get out.

Like a video game:

If you’re not familiar with the actual game, here’s a look at the very lifelike digital pastime:

Yeah, sure it’s nice to see Fassbender all loved up in romantic period films like The Light Between Oceans, but this just somehow feels like more of a natural habitat for the actor.

Assassin’s Creed, which reunites him with his Macbeth co-star Marion Cotillard, hits theaters on December 21, 2016.

Is Michael Fassbender your kind of action hero (possibly antihero)? 

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By Brigid Brown