Queste sono le prime due immagini da The Walk, il nuovo film di Robert Zemeckis, tratto dal libro del funambolo Philippe Petit, To Reach The Clouds.
Interpretato da Joseph Gordon Levitt nei panni dell’acrobata e da Ben Kingsley, James Badge Dale, Ben Schwartz, Charlotte Le Bon, Clément Sibony e César Domboy, il film racconterà la scalata al tetto del Word Trade Center ed il tentativo di Petit di camminare su una fune tesa tra i due edifici.
IMAX 3D per una storia che James Marsh ha già raccontato magnificamente nel documentario Premio Oscar, Man on wire.
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.