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Joseph Gordon-Levitt crosses the WTC in the full trailer for The Walk

06.04.2015

Telling true stories are tricky endeavors for the big screen. If they become to focused in tragic events, they can be depressing or hard to watch. If they are too saccharine, you could alienate viewers looking for an unbiased portrait of history. Telling true stories can be a balancing act and none more delicate than when they involve the World Trade Center.

The first teaser for Robert Zemeckis' THE WALK put the focus on Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Philippe Petit and the promise of breathtaking 3D. This new trailer delves further into the dramatic exploits that led to this literal high wire act.

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.

Sony is marketing THE WALK as a PG-rated, all-audience entertainment for moviegoers 8 to 80. It is always tricky making movies that involve the World Trade Center as evoking the events of Septembe r 11th are still traumatic for countless people. Robert Zemeckis is an immensely talented filmmaker, so making this movie with the heart and inspirational feel of FORREST GUMP while using the technical wizardry he has shown in everything from his motion-captured films to the more subtle effects in FLIGHT could make THE WALK an incredible experience. Based on the trailer, I think he may have done it.

THE WALK opens in 3D and IMAX 3D on October 2, 2015.

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11:34PM on 06/04/2015
Bad CG and impossible camera moves. I don't see how I'm supposed to be on edge about the situation when everything I'm watching is so blatantly fake.
Bad CG and impossible camera moves. I don't see how I'm supposed to be on edge about the situation when everything I'm watching is so blatantly fake.
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9:22AM on 06/05/2015
cool story bro
cool story bro
11:36AM on 06/05/2015
True. And tou forgot to mention that accent! My oh my...
True. And tou forgot to mention that accent! My oh my...
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8:46PM on 06/04/2015
Looks pretty good. I never saw Man on a Wire, so I don't really know the story (yes, I know, I should see it), but this trailer makes it seem great. Both Zemeckis and JGL have great track records, so I expect it to be good.
Looks pretty good. I never saw Man on a Wire, so I don't really know the story (yes, I know, I should see it), but this trailer makes it seem great. Both Zemeckis and JGL have great track records, so I expect it to be good.
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7:06PM on 06/04/2015

'Dream High'

Yes, hippies do that.
Yes, hippies do that.
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5:21PM on 06/04/2015

very good french accent from JGL

Man on wire was amazing (saw it in theaters)
and that movie looks amazing ! As some poster comments : cannot wait to see the trailer in 3D at my local multiplex !!!!!!
Man on wire was amazing (saw it in theaters)
and that movie looks amazing ! As some poster comments : cannot wait to see the trailer in 3D at my local multiplex !!!!!!
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4:05PM on 06/04/2015

Hmmm...

As excited as I am for this, I'm a little annoyed that they're adding false events such as the cable beginning to give way at the end. That never happened.
As excited as I am for this, I'm a little annoyed that they're adding false events such as the cable beginning to give way at the end. That never happened.
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5:22PM on 06/04/2015
99% of movies based on true stories add false events for dramatic purposes
99% of movies based on true stories add false events for dramatic purposes
11:29PM on 06/04/2015
maybe that's a dream sequence?
maybe that's a dream sequence?
9:24AM on 06/05/2015
Exactly. Dream sequence. I bet elderpredator thought that Apollo 13 was trying to push the Tom Hanks being sucked out into space as fact when he saw it. LOL
Exactly. Dream sequence. I bet elderpredator thought that Apollo 13 was trying to push the Tom Hanks being sucked out into space as fact when he saw it. LOL
3:56PM on 06/04/2015
Watched this trailer in RPX before Mad Max: Fury Road and I got dizzy... lol. Rarely do I see films on IMAX 3D, but this will be one of them. Zemeckis is a master!
Watched this trailer in RPX before Mad Max: Fury Road and I got dizzy... lol. Rarely do I see films on IMAX 3D, but this will be one of them. Zemeckis is a master!
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3:50PM on 06/04/2015

Looks Amazing!

The first teaser was ok, and then I saw it in a theater in 3D before Mad Max and my jaw hit the floor. The walk sequence is probably going to make people puke
The first teaser was ok, and then I saw it in a theater in 3D before Mad Max and my jaw hit the floor. The walk sequence is probably going to make people puke
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3:27PM on 06/04/2015
Looked great on you tube then on imax it`s going to be vertigo inducing.Loved the sound of the wire ,creaking.
Looked great on you tube then on imax it`s going to be vertigo inducing.Loved the sound of the wire ,creaking.
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2:26PM on 06/04/2015
If you are afraid of heights, then you will love this movie!
If you are afraid of heights, then you will love this movie!
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2:23PM on 06/04/2015
I actually got dizzy watching the trailer. Can't wait to see it on a big screen.
I actually got dizzy watching the trailer. Can't wait to see it on a big screen.
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1:47PM on 06/04/2015

Hope its as good

as the documentary about this same event. The documentary was incredible. I remember watching it perhaps 10 years ago, thinking "if you made a movie about this, people wouldn't believe it." The most shocking fact of all is that, after gaining access to the roof - a feat unto itself - he spent nearly an hour on the wire.
as the documentary about this same event. The documentary was incredible. I remember watching it perhaps 10 years ago, thinking "if you made a movie about this, people wouldn't believe it." The most shocking fact of all is that, after gaining access to the roof - a feat unto itself - he spent nearly an hour on the wire.
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2:27PM on 06/04/2015
Man on Wire is one of my favorite documentaries.
Man on Wire is one of my favorite documentaries.
1:33PM on 06/04/2015

The movies looks great

but that french accent is terrible
but that french accent is terrible
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2:37PM on 06/04/2015
actually that french accent isn't half bad.
actually that french accent isn't half bad.
3:34PM on 06/04/2015
JGL speaks fluent French. I'm sure he knows what to do.
JGL speaks fluent French. I'm sure he knows what to do.
3:39PM on 06/04/2015
I hear French on a regular basis living in Maine. We get a lot of tourists from Quebec, and I thought his accent was pretty good.
I hear French on a regular basis living in Maine. We get a lot of tourists from Quebec, and I thought his accent was pretty good.
5:16PM on 06/04/2015
JGL accent is actually pretty good !
JGL accent is actually pretty good !
1:32PM on 06/04/2015
Not going to lie, my jaw was already dropping open at the end of the trailer.
Not going to lie, my jaw was already dropping open at the end of the trailer.
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1:22PM on 06/04/2015
Looks like some really good intense storytelling. A lot of good dramas to look forward to later in the year with this, Everest, Hateful Eight, and 99 Homes.

And if Marvel were going the older route for Spider Man, Joseph Gordon Levitt would have been perfect.
Looks like some really good intense storytelling. A lot of good dramas to look forward to later in the year with this, Everest, Hateful Eight, and 99 Homes.

And if Marvel were going the older route for Spider Man, Joseph Gordon Levitt would have been perfect.
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