Oscar-winning director Robert Zemeckis, the man behind such classics as the Back to The Future trilogy, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Forrest Gump and Cast Away returns with the upcoming fall 2015 drama The Walk. The director will recreate the infamous August 7, 1974 high-wire walk between the two World Trade Center towers as performed by Philippe Petit. Sony has released the first trailer, which teases the first thrilling footage featuring Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
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.
Guided by his real-life mentor, Papa Rudy, the team set out to conceive and execute their mad plan in this sneak peak. With a screenplay by Zemeckis and Christopher Browne based on Petit's book "To Reach the Clouds", this footage promises a thrilling true-life adventure unlike any other attempted in history. Check it out, before the film hits theaters next October: