It's almost time for the Assassin's Creed movie (opens in new tab) to hit theaters, and we're all waiting in dreadful anticipation wondering if this will be the first good video game movie. While we tap our feet and bite our nails though, why not take a peek behind the curtain and check out some of the ways the movie is foregoing the usual CGI treatment in favor of real-life stuntwork and practical FX?
Here's the full behind-the-scenes featurette, with some choice gifs pulled out for your enjoyment:
So as we can see, we've got dramatic falls, ziplining, explosions, water plunges...
Backflipping onto a high-wire...
And pretty much every fight scene showing off the choreography and physicality the movie will have.
And of course, it wouldn't be Assassin's Creed without parkour:
Directed by Justin Kurzel and starring Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Ariane Labed, Michael K. Williams, Jeremy Irons, and Brendan Gleeson, Assassin's Creed opens in US theatres on December 21, 2016 before being released in UK cinemas on December 26, 2016.
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