The Leap of Faith For Real
One of the coolest feelings any of the Assassin’s Creed games (yes, Unity included) has to offer is the Leap of Faith. Perched atop a structure with nothing but a bunch of hay to break your fall, the Leap of Faith is a free-fall thing of beauty that gets the heart pumping as the ground rushes forward and your assassin’s body slowly rotates perfectly before landing softly in said hay. It’s one of those feats you wish you could experience in real life.
As the cinematic version of the hit series arrives later this year, a new video has been released that shows some behind-the-scenes views regarding the intimidating jump. Sure the crew could have used animation, but it’s not quite the same as the real thing. Plus they had stunt man Damien Walters ready and willing, so why not?
As you can see in the video above, the test jumps started out at 70 feet, then 90, and the third and final jump from a whopping one 125 feet. Like it’s no big deal. The video also shoes a few new peeks at the film itself, which stars Michael Fassbender as the titular assassin.
Assassin’s Creed hits theaters on December 21st.
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