Joseph Gordon-Levitt Stars in Robert Zemeckis' 'The Walk' Trailer #2

June 4, 2015
Source: Sony Pictures

The Walk Trailer

"People ask me: why do you risk death? For me, this is life." Sony Pictures has revealed the "global trailer" for Robert Zemeckis' The Walk, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Philippe Petit, the man who strung a tight rope between the Two Towers and walked across it. If you've seen James Marsh's Man on Wire then you know the story already, but they expand upon it so much more here, giving us an extensive look at Petit and his trip to America and dream to do the impossible. Charlotte Le Bon (seen in The Hundred-Foot Journey) stars as his girlfriend, and the cast includes Ben Kingsley and James Badge Dale. This looks amazing, seriously, some of the shots in this and the way it floats around him, all his emotions, I'm so in.

Here's the second official trailer for Robert Zemeckis' The Walk, direct from Sony Pictures:

The Walk Poster

Guided by his mentor, Papa Rudy (Ben Kingsley), and aided by an unlikely band of international recruits, Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and his gang overcome long odds, betrayals, dissension and countless close calls to conceive and execute their mad plan to walk in the immense void between the World Trade Center towers. James Badge Dale, Ben Schwartz, Charlotte Le Bon, Clément Sibony and César Domboy also star in The Walk, directed by Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future, Cast Away, Forrest Gump), and shot using innovative photorealistic techniques and IMAX 3D wizardry. The film arrives October 2nd, 2015. The film will premiere at the New York Film Festival this fall as the Opening Night selection. See you there.

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Truly an amazing story. Let's hope the movie doesn't cheese it up.

TheOct8pus on Jun 4, 2015


I owe Zemeckis more money anyway.

ragethorn on Jun 4, 2015


Pretty sure that last shot of possible equipment failure during the walk never happened and is only in the trailer (and movie?) to sell tickets. And I hate that. Man On Wire was an incredible movie, not just documentary, that told an incredible but true story. I'll be disappointed if they fuck it up.

Movie Bear on Jun 4, 2015


I agree 100%. These lil' scares are sad.

Huck PS on Jun 5, 2015


Studio execs are addicted to jump scares.

LA Julian on Sep 20, 2015


Best trailer ever. Zemeckis is a master. My 2nd most anticipated after new SW.

Sascha Dikiciyan on Jun 4, 2015


Is the CGI bad? It seems not good.

DAVIDPD on Jun 4, 2015


His accent is actually pretty good. He sounds like the real Philippe Petit speaking English.

guest on Jun 4, 2015


I think giving him an accent wasn't 100% necessary. It takes away from the performance a bit, and boxes him in.

Huck PS on Jun 5, 2015


I see your point, but people know of Philippe Petit--they know he's a Frenchman--and also this movie is (among other things) supposed to be a love letter to NYC and Paris in the 1970s and a story of how an international gang of dreamers came together to attempt a feat that speaks to the universality of the human spirit. To completely Americanize Philippe Petit would box in the story and shortchange its message, I think. Either way, though, there's more to a performance than accent, and I think the important thing will be evoking the spirit and essence of Petit.

guest on Jun 6, 2015


Has anyone seen the doc about this? "Man on Wire" - 2008. Awesome piece of documentary movie, really. Inspirational as hell! There are two things I dislike about this adaptation: - The unnecessary adding of "scary moments" to the narrative. That I sadly accept as part of the hollywood treatment. - The horrible accent. I'm biased because I'm french and I get insulted for nothing BUT haven't we grown out of giving people accents in movies? There are things I love about this though: - Joseph Gordon Levitt is the man! - Jean-Ralphio killing it with a moustache. - The crazy poster that is going to make kids go "Woaaaa!"

Huck PS on Jun 5, 2015


I've seen it. It's really great.

naundob on Jun 5, 2015


I loved the doc, and I hope and anticipate that "The Walk" will make a great companion piece. Esp. because I think there's a big tonal difference between the doc and Petit's memoir "To Reach the Clouds," on which this movie is based.

guest on Jun 6, 2015


Greenscreen awesomeness. Such a shame he dies at the end.

Carpola on Jun 5, 2015


What the fuck, man?

Nielsen700 on Jun 5, 2015


It was a joke Nielsen. There is a point where he actually masters flight and soars into the sky like an eagle. But if you get the chance, watch the documentary, it'll be way better than this.

Carpola on Jun 5, 2015


Lol. Might check it out.

Nielsen700 on Jun 6, 2015


Petit himself trained JGL for months to improve the authenticity of his walk. He most certainly is still alive.

Wafffles on Jun 5, 2015


Jeez I was so angry at you when I first read this lol. Shew.

David Iya on Jun 8, 2015


Just when the suspense starts to kick in and im preparing myself to be amazed by fantasy... they flashed "A True Story" ... Sheesh...

Thomas Watson on Jun 7, 2015

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