Assassin's Creed's "Leap of Faith" Is Front and Center in New Movie Clip
Assassin's Creed is almost here.
Fox has released another clip from the upcoming Assassin's Creed film. This latest one shows Michael Fassbender's 15th century Spain character, Aguilar, in a thrilling action sequence that culminates with one of the franchise's trademark "Leap of Faith" jumps. Check out the clip below.
During a Q&A on Monday, Fassbender said he and co-star Ariane Labed performed about 95 percent of their own stunts. He did not perform this Leap of Faith, however, as that was handled by stuntman Damien Walters. He actually jumped from 120 feet in the air into a crashpad with no ropes or harnesses.
Fassbender has spoken about the importance of physical stunts and on-location shooting; Assassin's Creed won't lean on CGI as much as other films, he says.
"I really think it's going to be a milestone movie," he said. "It's going to be the very first time that a video game studio creative works with movie creatives altogether to share a vision and give them the tool to express themselves; rather than have an adaptation. There's going to be a 'before and after Assassin's Creed movie' for sure."
Assassin's Creed opens on December 21. It also stars Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Michael Kenneth Williams, and Brendan Gleeson. The movie was directed by Macbeth's Justin Kurzel.