Watch The Full-Length Trailer For Robert Zemeckis’ ‘The Walk’

The full-length trailer is here for The Walk, Robert Zemeckis new biopic starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as high wire daredevil Philippe Petit. Petit was the subject of the 2008 documentary Man on Wire, and Zemeckis and Gordon-Levitt are giving the material a dramatization.

Here it the trailer for The Walk:

Here is the official synopsis for The Walk:

“Twelve people have walked on the moon, but only one man – Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) – 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, a PG-rated, all-audience entertainment for moviegoers 8 to 80, unlike anything audiences have seen before, is a love letter to Paris and New York City in the 1970s.”

Today has been a day for new trailers, and The Walk looks to have stunning visuals on par with Everest, another film that released its trailer this morning. It’s nice to see Zemeckis steering solidly back into live-action filmmaking with The Walk and 2012’s Flight.

Aside from Gordon-Levitt, The Walk stars Ben Kingsley, James Badge Dale, Ben Schwartz, Charlotte Le Bon, Clément Sibony and César Domboy.

The Walk will open the New York Film Festival this year and is scheduled to hit theaters October 2.

Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
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