You know when you’re playing Assassin’s Creed and you dive off a really tall building in the iconic Leap of Faith jump and then you think, “That could never happen in real life.” Well, it can… kind of. While the stunt doubles in the Assassin’s Creed movie will not be diving into a tiny cart of hay they are going to actually perform a Leap of Faith for the movie as the video below shows. That’s an 125 foot leap with no ropes or safety harnesses.
Of course, we’re all super jaded by almost every videogame movie ever sucking, but Assassin’s Creed does seem to be a bit of a different beast. Pulling in Michael Fassbender early means that the quality of the filmmakers involved is incredibly high. Director Justin Kurzel is known far more for his slow, beautifully shot character films than action and adventure so if anything this one should look like something special. A very clear adherence to doing practical stunts is definitely a boon and points in the right direction for us to actually get something decent out of this adaptation.