Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars in first trailer for The Walk: watch now

The first trailer has arrived for The Walk, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as French daredevil and high-wire walker Philippe Petit.

Directed by Robert Zemeckis, the new film will tell the true story of Petit's 1974 World Trade Centre stunt, during which he walked a tightrope suspended between the twin towers.

However, carrying out such a feat was highly illegal, and required a superhuman amount of planning before Petit could take that first, perilous step.

Check out the new trailer, below…

Nerve-shredding stuff then, although with nearly a year to go until the film hits cinemas, we'll be on the edge of our seats for a little while yet. Bah!

Directed by Zemeckis and co-starring Ben Kingsley, James Badge Dale and Charlotte Le Bon, The Walk will open in the UK and US on 2 October 2015.