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Robert Zemeckis’ The Walk teaser trailer arrives

Oscar-winning director Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future, Forrest Gump) is bringing Philippe Petit’s astounding August 7, 1974 high-wire walk between the two World Trade Center towers to life in The Walk, which Sony has just released a first trailer for.

“The caper is really compelling. It’s outrageous,” Zemeckis tells Entertainment Weekly of Petit’s incredible stunt. “It’s the story of an artist who risks his life to create a performance. Nobody does this anymore—something that is, uh, anarchistically benevolent. Banksy is the only guy who does this anymore. I wonder why that is, why people have gotten so … boring.” 

With a screenplay by Zemeckis and Christopher Browne based on Petit’s book “To Reach the Clouds,” The Walk stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ben Kingsley, James Badge Dale, Ben Schwartz, Charlotte Le Bon, Clément Sibony and César Domboy. TriStar Pictures will release The Walk in IMAX 3D on October 2, 2015.

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Lucien writes on film, television and politics at LuwdMedia.com and co-hosts the podcasts Above All Else and The 99%.

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