With the Assassin’s Creed film quickly approaching, the one stunt all fans of the video game series knew couldn’t be avoided was The Leap of Faith. It’s a move where the main character—Altaïr, Ezio, Connor, etc.—jumps off of church steeples into bales of hay with physics-defying splendor you can only find in video games. But what happens when you need to pull off that trick for real?
It turns out you end up shooting one of the highest-flying Hollywood stunts in history. Damien Walters, the stunt double for Michael Fassbender, takes the plunge, but only after building up to the head-spinning height with 70 and 90-foot jumps as well.