Audiences at IMAX® 3D cinemas and other select theatres will have the chance to be the first to experience Robert Zemeckis’ The Walk when it is released exclusively in those cinemas on October 2. It will then enter wide release on October 9.
12 men have walked on the moon. Only one man has ever, or will ever, go where The Walk will take moviegoers. In Academy Award winner Robert Zemeckis’ new film, the man who brought us Back To The Future, Death Becomes Her, Cast Away and Forrest Gump again uses cutting edge technology in the service of an emotional, character-driven story.
With innovative photorealistic techniques and IMAX® 3D wizardry, The Walk is genuine big-screen cinema, a chance for moviegoers to viscerally experience the feeling of reaching the clouds. It is also one of the rare live-action films that is a PG-rated, all-audience entertainment for moviegoers 8 to 80 – and a true story to boot. It is unlike anything audiences have seen before, a love letter to Paris and New York City in the 1970s, but most of all, to the Towers of the World Trade Center.
Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President of IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment, said, “We’re excited to be part of Sony’s exclusive release for The Walk, which was designed for and makes brilliant use of IMAX 3D. No one understands IMAX better than our longtime partner Bob Zemeckis – he is an artistic genius who uses all of his expertise to give audiences an edge-of-your-seat thrill that will make moviegoers feel like they are out on the tightrope themselves. We’re excited that our audiences will have the chance to see it first.”