‘The Walk’ Trailer: Zemeckis And JGL Reenact ‘Man On Wire’

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The funny thing about documentaries is that even the best, as well as those with the biggest marketing budgets, are usually only seen by a tiny fraction of the overall movie going audience. Some people, and by ‘some’ I should probably say ‘a lot,’ seem to have little to no interest in learning while attending the cinema. They’d rather escape reality than dive deeper into it, and honestly, I can’t blame them.

Thankfully, for every great documentary that goes unwatched by the masses there is a fictionalized version of the same story brought to life for everyone to enjoy. The latest example of this is The Walk, which finds director Robert Zemeckis and actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt doing their best to tell the story that made Man On Wire the best documentary of 2008. It’s the story of the man who walked between the the twin towers of the World Trade Center, and you better believe it’s presented in 3D. The film is not out until next Christmas, but you can view the first teaser trailer below:

Is it just me, or does JGL look a little weird?

The official synopsis reads:

The Walk is the true story of a young dreamer, Philippe Petit, and a band of unlikely recruits who together achieve the impossible: an illegal wire walk in the immense void between the World Trade Center towers. With little more than nerve and blind ambition, Petit and his ragtag crew overcome daunting physical obstacles, betrayals, countless close calls and overwhelming odds to beat the system and execute their mad plan.

The Walk arrives next December. Just for fun, let’s go ahead and revisit the trailer for Man On Wire, which is available now wherever movies are sold:

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  • Brian Lion

    He looks weird. Not Looper weird, but weird. He doesn’t look like Philippe Petit if that’s what they were going for. Also, If anyone purposefully avoids watching Man On Wire just because it’s a documentary, they’re a damn fool. Doc or not, it’s one of the best films of all time.