The Walk is an upcoming 2015 American 3D biographical drama film directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by Christopher Browne and Zemeckis…
It is based on the story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit’s walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center on August 7, 1974.
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The Walk premiered at the New York Film Festival.
It stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ben Kingsley, Charlotte Le Bon, James Badge Dale, Ben Schwartz, and Steve Valentine. The film is scheduled to be released by TriStar Pictures on September 30 in IMAX 3D and on October 9 in regular 2D and 3D.
While it fails to convey the depth of Petit’s bold ambition and its sugary tone waters down the drama of his reckless antics, the striking image of Petit traveling between the towers with only a balancing beam as his guide translates quite nicely to cinematic terms.
Zemeckis, a filmmaker whose career blossomed in a blockbuster age when many more viewers preferred the theatrical experience to home entertainment, pushes that agenda in nearly every scene.
For most part, all these elements don’t interfere with a story that’s all about the extreme desire to put on a good show. But the one problematic special effect is the accent…