Sony has released an extended IMAX trailer for Robert Zemeckis’ (Forrest Gump, Back to the Future) upcoming biopic THE WALK. The film tells the true story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit’s attempt to cross the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 1974.
First off, a five-minute trailer? This isn’t Cloud Atlas, bitch. I am very much looking forward to this movie, and I think it will be worth seeing in IMAX 3D, but Levitt’s accent is extremely distracting (same goes for his wig). Anyway, check out the trailer and leave your thoughts below. Ben Kingsley, Charlotte Le Bon, James Badge Dale, and Ben Schwartz also star. The film is set to open the 53rd annual New York Film Festival and will be released in IMAX 3D on October 2, 2015.
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.