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We’re all about time travel (for the obvious reason) and in Assassin’s Creed, while Michael Fassbender‘s character Callum Lynch isn’t actually going anywhere, his consciousness is transported back to The Spanish Inquisition.

Dr. Sophia Rikkin, portrayed by Marion Cotillard, uses a machine called the Animus for genetic time travel. Callum has been chosen as a reluctant candidate because his bloodline traces back 500 years to the Assassin’s Creed.

Of course it has us wondering, what is the Animus, actually? How does it work?

Well, lo and behold, there’s a new featurette explaining just that. If you’ve played the video game, then you may already be in the know, but for those who are new to Assassin’s Creed, here’s a breakdown on how it works:

You can also look for Jeremy Irons as Alan Rikkin, CEO of Abstergo Industries. Other familiar faces include Brendan Gleeson (Edge of Tomorrow) and Charlotte Rampling (London Spy).

Assassin’s Creed hits theaters on December 21, 2016.

If you could transport your consciousness to your ancestor’s time, when and where would it be? 

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Filed Under: Assassin's Creed
By Brigid Brown