Stuntman Damien Walters performed an incredible 125 feet leap of faith for the upcoming Assassin’s Creed film, marking the biggest freefall stunt in the movies for 35 years.
You can check out Walters in action in the video below, which was posted to the official Assassin’s Creed Twitter account.
— Assassin's Creed (@AssassinsMovie) August 16, 2016
I mean, the jump itself is genuinely amazing, but I’m almost more impressed by the fact that the marketing team managed to drag the whole out into a two and a half minute video.
While impressive (especially in a world that favours CGI over physical effects), the world record for a feat of this nature actually goes to stuntman Dar Robinson, for his 220 foot freefall from Atlanta’s Hyatt Regency Hotel for 1981’s Sharky’s Machine.
Check it out below.
Walters meanwhile, has previously appeared performing stunts in the likes of Skyfall, Jupiter Ascending, and Kingsman: The Secret Service.
Assassin’s Creed – in which Michael Fassbender will take all the glory for Walters’ jump – will arrive on December 21.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.