[Movies] Robert Zemeckis Making Film Based on Man on Wire Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 01.24.2014
A narrative version of the famous World Trade Center walk...
Robert Zemeckis has signed on to direct a feature film based on the famous high-wire walk between the World Trade Center's Twin Towers in the 1970s. Deadline reports that Zemeckis, who last directed 2012's Flight, will helm To Reach the Clouds with Joseph Gordon-Levitt being eyed to star. Zemeckis wrote the script with Christopher Browne from the memoirs of Philippe Petit, the French high-wire artist who accomplished the walk.
The walk was the focus of the 2008 documentary Man on Wire.