Assassin's Creed, the action-adventure video game series, gets a real life reenactment. A fearless dude takes on parkour — running, jumping, climbing, swinging, and a whole lot of somersaulting — all over, under, in, and around stuff. Filmographer Devin Graham and free runner Ronnie Shalvis take to the streets to imitate the video game before Assassin’s Creed 3 launches at the end of October. The general idea of Parkour, which gets its name from le parcours, French for “journey” or “route,” is to efficiently traverse obstacles to reach a final destination. Not to mention, all that jumping, landing, and running makes Parkour a seriously challenging workout.
In the short video, called “Assassin’s Creed Meets Parkour in Real Life,” Shalvis bounds and leaps from stairwells and trees (what, you don’t?) like a character from the game. As an added touch, Shalvis dresses Altair (the main character), as he free runs the streets of Salt Lake City (check out the behind the scenes video here). Uhhh, woah (0:30).
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