The Assassin's Creed movie's Animus looks amazing (and exhausting) in action

The Animus from Assassin's Creed has always been pleasantly static. Like an Ikea sofa that just happens to be able to take you back in time and let you relive the memories of your genetic ancestors - ANIMISK perhaps. But that's not what the Assassin's Creed movie has in mind. Michael Fassbender has previously said that the Animus has evolved into a giant claw to make it more cinematic and seeing it in action during Callum Lynch's regressions, you can see why.   

Not only is 21st century dweller Lynch armed with the hidden blades of the Brotherhood, but he goes through every single motion of Spanish Assassin Aguilar. That claw-like nature means that whether he's climbing or fighting, Lynch is having the full Assassin experience. Check it out in the gif below and the full featurette above about the science of the Animus and some words from Fassbender himself and Marion Cotillard. Watching this, the Bleeding Effect, where the future Assassin learns the skills of the old, doesn't just seem viable but, dare I say it, realistic.  

Directed by Justin Kurzel and starring Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Ariane Labed, Michael K. Williams, Jeremy Irons, and Brendan Gleeson, Assassin's Creed opens in US theatres on December 21, 2016 before being released in UK cinemas on January 1, 2017.

Louise Blain

Louise Blain is a journalist and broadcaster specialising in gaming, technology, and entertainment. She is the presenter of BBC Radio 3’s monthly Sound of Gaming show and has a weekly consumer tech slot on BBC Radio Scotland. She can also be found on BBC Radio 4, BBC Five Live, Netflix UK's YouTube Channel, and on The Evolution of Horror podcast. As well as her work on GamesRadar, Louise writes for NME, T3, and TechRadar. When she’s not working, you can probably find her watching horror movies or playing an Assassin’s Creed game and getting distracted by Photo Mode.