In the early morning of August 7, 1974; French high-wire artist Philippe Petit did the impossible. He and his accomplices snuck into the unfinished World Trade Center. Then strung a wire between the twin towers. New Yorkers awoke to the astonishing spectacle of Petit doing a tightrope walk across the 140 foot distance. Philippe Petit walked for forty-five glorious minutes without a safety harness. Garnering worldwide acclaim and accolades for his tour de force achievement. That story gets retold in the new drama The Walk.
Director Robert Zemeckis came across Petit's story in a children's book, The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordecai Gerstein. Zemeckis was totally unaware of Petit's walk. He was not only intrigued by the sheer bravado of Petit, but also his ingenious plan to fix the wire between the buildings. The 9/11 attack and the destruction of the Twin Towers is seared into our collective memories. Zemeckis felt that the beauty of the towers, their immense grandeur, deserved to be honored.Read More
Three months after Sony Pictures released the first trailer for their highly-anticipated thriller The Walk, the studio has debuted the film's first IMAX trailer with plenty of new footage. Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as Philippe Petit, who pulled off the stunt of a lifetime in 1974, performing a thrilling high-wire walk between New York City's iconic Twin Towers. The story is based on Philippe Petit's book To Reach The Clouds, which previously served as the basis for the Oscar-winning documentary Man on Wire.
The Walk is the true story of a young dreamer, Philippe Petit, and a band of unlikely recruits who together achieve the impossible: an illegal wire walk in the immense void between the World Trade Center towers. With little more than nerve and blind ambition, Petit and his ragtag crew overcome daunting physical obstacles, betrayals, countless close calls and overwhelming odds to beat the system and execute their mad plan. Shortly after Philippe Petit ended his walk, he was arrested by New York authorities, although all of the charges were eventually dropped, under the condition that he perform a free aerial show for children in Central Park.Read More
Last September, Movieweb was invited to the Brooklyn, New York set of Sony's 'Untitled Xmas 2015' release. Almost a year later, we have a great title for what looks to be an absolutely hilarious film. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, and Anthony Mackie star in the holiday comedy - The Night Before. Directed by Jonathan Levine (50/50,Warm Bodies), who also co-wrote with Producer Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen. This article will have a fair amount of spoilers. I won't give too much away, but will give a heads up for anything too revealing. Also, since Movieweb is a family friendly website of wholesome entertainment, all the cursing and drug references will be starred out. You'll see below in the interview that Seth Rogen couldn't care less if we wrote about the plot. His thoughts were, "No one comes to see our movies for the surprises." That's as rare a statement as seeing a unicorn prancing through your living room. But the almighty Sony team made sure we were all under embargo until this very day. It's surreal to think that a few weeks later, the entire brouhaha surrounding the release of The Interview would become the biggest Hollywood story of 2014.
The Night Before is the tale of three best friends who have spent Christmas Eve together since childhood. The cast will fill in the details why. The tradition comes to an end as adult responsibilities take hold. Seth Rogen's Isaac is married and about to have his first child. His wife (Jillian Bell) gives him a gift bag of narcotics to get the partying out of his system before the youngster arrives. Along with Ethan (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and Chris (Anthony Mackie ), now a superstar professional football player, the trio decide to make their last Christmas Eve together epic. And find the infamous 'Nutcracker Ball', the greatest Christmas party in the city.Read More
No cast members have been confirmed, but a report surfaced last year that revealed Tom Hiddleston was being sought to play Morpheus, but his involvement has yet to be confirmed. No director has been attached yet, but there have been rumors that Joseph Gordon-Levitt himself may direct, but that has not been confirmed. Are you glad that this adaptation will stay true to the comics? Chime in with your thoughts below.
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Warner Bros. has not set a release date for the Sandman adaptation yet, and the project still doesn't have a director attached at this time. It was originally reported that Joseph Gordon-Levitt would direct, produce and star in the movie, but he later confirmed that he is only attached as a producer for the time being, although it's still possible that he could also star and direct as well. What do you think about these new Sandman details from Joseph Gordon-Levitt?
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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. We have the first domestic trailer for this thrilling act of daring-do, which shows the struggles Philippe Petit had to endure to pull of the impossible.
Robert Zemeckis, the director of such marvels as Forrest Gump, Cast Away, Back to The Future, The 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, but most of all, to the Towers of the World Trade Center.Read More