Posted on Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 by Angie Han
Back when the Twin Towers were still standing, thousands of people walked between them every day. But only one did so 1,350 feet above the ground.
Robert Zemeckis‘ The Walk is the story of that man, Philippe Petit. Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays the French high-wire artist as he plans his notorious 1974 stunt, crossing that gap against all odds, all common sense, and all legal restrictions. Watch the first The Walk teaser trailer after the jump.
Entertainment Weekly unveiled The Walk teaser trailer.
The Walk teaser is simple, but very effective. Just the sight of the Twin Towers, shiny and new, is bound to stir up some emotions. And seeing Gordon-Levitt as Petit test his balance on the rooftop beam is simultaneously nerve-wracking and exhilarating, even if we know deep down inside it’s all just CG magic.
Unfortunately, for those who want to see how it all goes down (no pun intended), we’ve got a while to wait yet. The Walk doesn’t open until October 2, 2015. Ben Kingsley and Charlotte Le Bon also star.
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Twelve people have walked on the moon, but only one man has ever, or will ever, walk in the immense void between the World Trade Center towers. Guided by his real-life mentor, Papa Rudy (Ben Kingsley), and aided by an unlikely band of international recruits, Petit and his gang overcome long odds, betrayals, dissension and countless close calls to conceive and execute their mad plan. Robert Zemeckis, the director of such marvels as Forrest Gump, Cast Away, Back to the Future, Polar Express and Flight, again uses cutting edge technology in the service of an emotional, character-driven story. With innovative photorealistic techniques and IMAX 3D wizardry, The Walk is true big-screen cinema, a chance for moviegoers to viscerally experience the feeling of reaching the clouds. The film is a love letter to Paris and New York City in the 1970s, but most of all, to the Towers of the World Trade Center.