The A-List: Creating a VFX tightrope for ‘The Walk’

Oscar-winner Bob Zemeckis has always been at the cutting edge of technology and highly skilled at integrating that technology in the telling of stories in such films as Forrest Gump and The Polar Express. Now, in The Walk, he tells the story of the French aerialist who in walked a high-wire between the towers of the almost-completed World Trade Center. “When I first heard this story, I thought, ‘My God, this is a movie that A: should be made under any circumstance, and B: should be absolutely presented in 3D,’ explains Zemeckis. “When you watch a wire walker, you always have to watch by looking up at him. You never get the perspective of what it’s like to be on the wire.” Read more…