The film centers French tightrope walker, Philippe Petit. The story follows the high-wire artist as he and his co-conspirators ascended the World Trade Center in 1974 to make his famous trek between the two towers. The project is being shot in 3-D in the same vein of Avatar, Life of Pi and Gravity.
Robert Zemeckis is directing from a script he wrote with Christopher Browne. The director will also produce with Jack Rapke and Steve Starkey.
Production is slated to begin this May.