Video game movie adaptations don’t usually end up with a stellar track record at the box office. However, Michael Fassbender and director Justin Kurzel are hoping to avoid that fate. After previously working together on 2015’s Macbeth, the two have reunited for another semi-historical epic.

Based on the immensely popular video game series, Assassin’s Creed stars Fassbender as a death row inmate given a second chance when he is informed of his special bloodline: he comes from a long line of assassins. The plot may seem a bit over the top, but Fassbender and Kurzel may have the chops to prove that with the right direction, video games can make a great transition from the small screen to the big screen.

Assassin’s Creed also stars Marion Cotillard and Jeremy Irons, and hits theaters December 21, 2016.