SUNDANCE POOLS ‘JETSWIM’ FEATURES IN ASSASSIN’S CREED MOVIE
We are delighted to reveal that our Jetswim 4 metre pool was used in the filming of soon-to-be-released movie Assassin’s Creed, starring Michael Fassbender.
In November 2015 we delivered the 4 metre one piece pool to the world-famous 007 Stage at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire. We worked closely with the film production company’s art directors, special effects and construction teams and remained on site during three days of filming to monitor pool temperature and water balance.
Manufactured in a custom grey colour with a bespoke filtration system, the above-ground spec pool was installed onto a platform built by the Assassin’s Creed construction team. The special effects team fitted bespoke lighting to the pool bottom and a stainless-steel border.
A word on the project from Ed:
“Our time working with Pinewood was a fantastic experience and unlike any project we have encountered before. Collaborating so closely with a film production company, timeframes were extremely precise and everything had to run like absolute clockwork, from delivery and collection timings to water temperature and chemical balances within the water. Filming days are long and studio time is extremely precious, so we were available and on-hand to deal with all aspects of installation and pool maintenance 24/7.”
The Jetswim appears in the film as an ethereal ‘recovery pool’ in a laboratory at the Abstergo Foundation, where Fassbender’s character, Callum Lynch, is a key figure in the pioneering Animus Project. Scientists at the Foundation have developed a virtual reality portal called the Animus to unlock a person’s genetic memories. Lynch enters the Animus to access the knowledge of a notorious ancestor and master assassin from 15th century Spain to gain the skills to help the Foundation overthrow an organization back in the present day.
Filming took place within Pinewood’s largest and best-known studio, originally built in 1976 for the Bond film, ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’. Since then the 59,092 square foot studio has been used for filming countless iconic scenes from action movies.
Various scenes for the most recent Bond movie, Spectre, were filmed at the 007 stage prior to filming of Assassin’s Creed, and the production team for Star Wars: Episode VIII were due to film at the stage shortly after the Assassin’s Creed team relocated to film scenes abroad.
Having had its fifteen minutes of fame, the custom grey Jetswim 4 metre pool is back in the possession of Sundance Pools and is now for sale.
Assassin’s Creed is an upcoming action adventure film based on the video game franchise of the same name. 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 opening in UK cinemas on January 1, 2017