The Animus Explored in New Assassin’s Creed Featurette

The Animus explored in new Assassin’s Creed featurette

20th Century Fox has released a new Assassin’s Creed featurette for the upcoming Ubisoft video game adaptation explaining The Animus, the device that allows Michael Fassbender’s Callum to live through his ancestors. Check it out in the player below!

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Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences 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.

Assassin’s Creed stars Academy Award nominee Michael Fassbender (X-Men: Days of Future Past, 12 Years a Slave) and Academy Award winner Marion Cotillard (The Dark Knight Rises, La Vie en Rose). The film is directed by Justin Kurzel (Snowtown, Macbeth); produced by New Regency, Ubisoft Motion Pictures, DMC Films and Kennedy/Marshall; co-financed by RatPac Entertainment and Alpha Pictures; and distributed by 20th Century Fox.

Assassin’s Creed co-stars Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson and Michael K. Williams. The film opens in theaters worldwide on December 21, 2016.