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A big part of what makes movies so magical is some of the crazy stunts that are executed in order to make movies feel real. There have been some crazy stunts done in the name of entertainment and sometimes they look unbelievably scary, even for seasoned stunt people. Yet, those crazy stunts are what can make movies that much more authentic and thrilling.
When it comes to Assassin’s Creed very few parts of the game franchise are as iconic as the breathtaking “Leaps of Faith” that the characters do in the game. It’s hard to forget the first time that you climbed up a huge tower inside of one of the games, looked around at the surroundings and then pressed forward while your character soared through the air and into the loving arms of a well-placed hay bale. That is exactly the stunt that they recreated for the Assassin’s Creed movie where the stunt man, Damien Walters, jumped a staggering 125 feet into an inflatable platform to cushion his fall.
It takes them a few tests at different heights before he finally makes the giant leap from 125 feet and sticks the landing. It’s the highest jump that a human being has done in over 35 years and for good reason, too; why would anyone do this? Sure, digital effects are overused, but they are made for this very situation.
Damien Walters is a madman.