Assassin’s Creed stuntman to take ‘leap of faith’ on live TV

December 14 2016, 12.24pmUpdated: December 14 2016, 12.25pm
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The stuntman will recreate the famous jump from the long-running videogame

A Hollywood stuntman will freefall almost 100ft live on air during a Channel 4 ad break.

Viewers will see Dave Grant jump without a harness, and at a speed of more than 50mph, at the site of a derelict flour mill, to mark the UK release of the new Michael Fassbender film Assassin’s Creed.

The action-adventure, also starring Marion Cotillard, sees Mr Fassbender’s character freefall dive from the top of tall structures.

Michael Fassbender (Ian West/PA)
Michael Fassbender (Ian West/PA)

Stuntman Dave will perform the stunt outdoors, in the dark, at Millennium Mills, in Newham, east London.

Hollywood star Michael said: “The action sequences in the movie are shot in an old-school fashion… in geographical locations with real people, with very little CGI or special effects.

“In the movie (stuntman) Damien Walters performed a record-breaking leap… from 120ft, unassisted by wires and ropes… I’m very excited.”

The 100-second ad will air on Sunday December 18, at around 9.10pm, in a break in Channel 4 drama Humans.

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