That crosshatch construction is familiar, though we haven’t seen it for a long time. And when we do see it, we tend to picture it in smoldering ruins—not gleaming, strong, and new.
Then there’s the young man standing atop those 110 stories, stepping to the edge, balancing precariously on an I-beam that juts out into the void.
This is the first glimpse we’ve seen of The Walk—a new drama from director Robert Zemeckis, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt—and it might be easy to misconstrue the plot from these few brief moments. The movie tells a true story, but it’s not about 9/11. It takes place nearly three decades before, when the Twin Towers were newborns. And the man Gordon-Levitt plays isn’t contemplating suicide. He’s actually hoping to grasp a bit of immortality. READ FULL STORY