Sony Pictures has released the first The Walk trailer and poster. Robert Zemeckis‘ film is based on the true story of the illegal 1974 tightrope walk between the twin towers of the World Trade Center by high-wire walker Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt). This trailer really functions more like an announcement. If you don’t know about the film, you’ll be intrigued, but choosing to release the first trailer now when the movie is almost a year a way is basically saying, “See you in the awards hunt next year, kids!” That’s not to say it will be a bad movie, and at the very least, the dizzying heights will probably be worth the IMAX 3D ticket.
Hit the jump to check out The Walk trailer and poster. The film also stars Charlotte Le Bon, Ben Kingsley, James Badge Dale, Ben Schwartz, Clément Sibony and César Domboy. The Walk opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on October 2, 2015.