The Exclusive 'Assassin's Creed' The Movie Featurette 'The Science Of Animus' Released!

By R. A. Jayme - 02 Dec '16 00:33AM

When "Warcraft" was notably not a hit that Legendary Pictures hoped it would be, another attempt of a video-game adaptation is being made by 20th Century Fox through the upcoming film "Assassin's Creed".

The film stars Michael Fassbender. His character is about a man who is closely attached to a machine. The machine is called "The Animus" and it allows a team of scientists to tap into the experiences of his ancestors. A newly released "Assassin's Creed" featurette dives into the science of the machine's genetic time travel and explains how the concept of the video game is being adapted into a movie, as reported by /FILM.

The film will approach the unique in-game mechanic of the Animus, which allows players get a better understanding of their genetic history and be one with the memories of their ancestors, according to SuperHeroHype.

The featurette revealed that through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) is enabled to experience the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers his roots from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins hence "Assassin's Creed", and wherein he had possessed incredible knowledge and assassin skills to defeat the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day.

According to, both Fassbender and director Justin Kurzel have keenly emphasized that the upcoming film is nothing like a straight adaptation of the games. Fassbender commented that the movie is treating the franchise with "a healthy dose of respect and disrespect"; while Kurzel expressed how his focus shifted to thematic elements of the game, versus directly replicating its experience.

"Assassin's Creed" stars Academy Award nominee Michael Fassbender. Fassbender is known through his films like "12 Years a Slave" and "X-Men: Days of Future Past". Marion Cotillard is also part of the file and is an Academy Award winner. Cotillard has starred in "La Vie en Rose" and "The Dark Knight Rises". 

"Assassin's Creed" opens in theaters worldwide on December 21.

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