Principal Production Wraps on Robert Zemeckis' The Walk Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 08.06.2014
Joseph Gordon-Levitt performs a rope walk across the WTC…
USA Today reports that principal production has been completed on the first film from Tom Rothman's TriStar Productions, entitled The Walk. The film is directed by Robert Zemeckis and is based on Philippe Petit's book, To Reach the Clouds.
The film is based on a true story and stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a dreamer who dared to attempt an illegal wire walk between the World Trade Center towers. Still images from the film are available at the above link. Below is an official synopsis for the story:
Twelve people have walked on the moon, but only one man 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.
Zemeckis 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 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.
The film also stars James Badge Dale, Ben Schwartz, Charlotte Le Bon, Clément Sibony and César Domboy. Zemeckis wrote the script with Christopher Brown. Steve Starkey, Zemeckis, and Jack Rapke are producing the picture.