Friday 23 August 2019

Stuntman takes the plunge in 'old school' ad for Michael Fassbender film

The stunt will take place at Millennium Mills
The stunt will take place at Millennium Mills

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 over 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 Fassbender's character freefall dive from the top of tall structures.

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

Hollywood star Fassbender 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 120 ft, 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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