Sony Pictures has just released the new official IMAX trailer for The Walk, the latest film from Oscar-winning director Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future, Forrest Gump), which tells the story of Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and his astounding August 7, 1974 high-wire walk between the two World Trade Center towers. Check out The Walk trailer below!
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.
With a screenplay by Zemeckis and Christopher Browne based on Petit’s book “To Reach the Clouds,” The Walk co-stars James Badge Dale, Ben Schwartz, Charlotte Le Bon, Clément Sibony and César Domboy.
Sony’s TriStar Pictures will release The Walk in IMAX 3D on October 2, 2015, and Zemeckis’ film will be the Opening Night selection of the upcoming 53rd Annual New York Film Zemeckis’ previous film Flight, starring Denzel Washington, also played at the festival in 2012.
If you want to become acquainted with the real story behind this phenomenal feat, we recommend you watch Man on Wire – one of the greatest documentaries ever made. Feast your eyes on a clip of the famous Two Towers scene below: