Assassin's Creed director Justin Kurzel wanted to bring a sense of realism to his adaptation of Ubisoft's action series." He wanted to spend as little time in front of a green screen as possible, and instead use his actors and stunt team whenever he could.
Because of that, Kurzel and star Michael Fassbender's stunt double, Damien Walters, decided to actually perform a 125-foot free-fall jump, making it one of the highest jumps in 35 years. Walters and the team spent days working out the logistics of jumping from 125-feet and landing on a 10-meter-by-10-meter inflatable pad, going up little by little each time to figure out the safest way to do it without sacrificing the shot.
Today, the Assassin's Creed team posted a video of Walters' jump on Twitter and the process of the team building up to the event. You can watch that below.
Assassin's Creed, which also stars Marion Cotillard, hits theaters Dec. 21.