Robert Zemeckis Directing Man on Wire Adaptation

Robert Zemeckis Directing Man on Wire Adaptation
Robert Zemeckis is teaming up with producer Tom Rothman for To Reach For the Clouds, a 3D narrative remake of the hit documentary Man on Wire, with Joseph Gordon-Levitt being eyed to star. The producer is acquiring the rights to the memoirs of Philippe Petit, the man who walked on a tightrope between the Twin Towers on August 7, 1974. Robert Zemeckis will direct from a script he is co-writing with Christopher Browne. The original Man on Wire documentary, directed by James Marsh, won the Oscar for Best Documentary in 2009.

This will be the first project under Tom Rothman's TriStar Productions company, which is said to be in the same vein as experimental 3D projects he shepherded during his time at 20th Century Fox, such as Avatar and Life of Pi. The idea for the project reportedly came to the producer after he watched Gravity, as he tried to think of
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