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Watch This: Stuntman 'Leap of Faith' Featurette for 'Assassin's Creed'

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August 16, 2016
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Assassin's Creed Leap of Faith

Fox has released an impressive behind-the-scenes featurette for the upcoming Assassin's Creed movie, which opens in theaters in December. Dubbed the "Leap of Faith", the video focuses on stuntman Damien Walters' free fall jump - which was filmed on camera. Jumping from a height of 125 feet, it's one of the highest stuntman free falls in almost 35 years. Walters is the stunt double for Michael Fassbender in the film, playing Aguilar, a Master Assassin sent back in time to unlock the secrets of his ancestry. You've seen the leap they filmed in the trailer - jumping off of the top of one of the buildings in ancient Florence. And in this featurette you can see them setting up and actually pulling off the stunt, and it's kind of awesome. I like that they're sharing this now, before release, not just as a Special Feature on the DVD next year. Take a look.

Here's the "Leap of Faith" featurette for Justin Kurzel's Assassin's Creed, direct from Fox's YouTube:

You can still watch the first trailer for Assassin's Creed here, plus a different behind-the-scenes video here.

Assassin's Creed, created by Patrice Desilets & Jade Raymond back in 2007, is an award winning historical fiction action-adventure open world stealth video game series that as of 2012 consists of five main games. The focus is on a protagonist character, an assassin, who usually wears a hooded outfit, which became the focus of their latest marketing campaign for AC: Revelations. The movie based on Assassin's Creed is being directed by Australian filmmaker Justin Kurzel, of The Snowtown Murders and Macbeth previously. The screenplay has credits for Bill Collage, Adam Cooper and Michael Lesslie. It was filmed around Malta. 20th Century Fox will release Assassin's Creed in theaters everywhere starting December 21st. Excited for this?

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Reader Feedback - 13 Comments

1

"jumping off of the top of one of the buildings in ancient Florence." It's not Florence, it's Seville. He actually jumps from "La Giralda".

Beru on Aug 16, 2016

2

I hope this turns out good. We have now been burned by every large budget video game movie. I thought the PRINCE OF PERSIA film was going to be great...turd. WORLD OF WARCRAFT...flop (US). And know ASSASSIN'S CREED. At least the outfits will look good.

DAVIDPD on Aug 16, 2016

3

I really liked warcraft

Jon Odishaw on Aug 16, 2016

4

I didn't resonate with me at all. How could they do that Paula?? But still, the acting was just not that good. imo.

DAVIDPD on Aug 16, 2016

5

I think the script was tough to work with. I still really like the way Travis Fimmel handled it though. He reminds me of a Charlie hunnam but not shitty,

Jon Odishaw on Aug 17, 2016

6

Warcraft was a good 6 PM Tv movie, screened in theater

tarek on Aug 16, 2016

7

I enjoyed Warcraft, as did my son. We feel it captured the feel of Azeroth & the games rather well. Even my mom who doesn't play video/PC games thought it was a decent film. Given the even more solid actors in AC, I'm thinking it'll be at least a "decent" film meaning worth the early-show or matinee pricing.

VAharleywitch on Aug 17, 2016

8

Nice to hear. I was not a prior fan of the games, I did play Warcraft RTS when I was young. I went in expecting it nothing and was not impressed with what saw. I am not saying it was bad, but I though Jones' was going to awe me.

DAVIDPD on Aug 17, 2016

9

The look so far is great. Finger crossed until its release.

tarek on Aug 16, 2016

10

Hey Bo! I am a videogame player since the Amiga and the Atari. ;D I love playing strategy games (Starcraft), Role playing games ( Fallout, Dragon Age, Knight of the old Republic) and well scripted adventure games ( Uncharted, The last of us). Games I've never played: Call of Duty. ;D As for crazy things, I did a lot when I was young. We walked on a narrow ledge on top of a 100 feet building. Now that I am thinking of, I realize how stupid we were.

tarek on Aug 16, 2016

11

Bingo for my age. ;D What really interests me in this movie is its historical streak( even if its more or less fictional). I love period movies. Sometimes, I feel like I belong to another era... ;D

tarek on Aug 16, 2016

12

Hey Bo. Sorry for my late reply. I am now on a trip in the big Apple. The city has a heart, but not the people who live in alas. People have empty eyes... I didn't have a chance yet to see Bourne. I'll see it probably this week end on next tuesday. I will give you a feedback for sure Take care.

tarek on Aug 18, 2016

13

I really want this to be a good film, fingers crossed indeed.

CShane on Aug 17, 2016

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