Phillipe Petit, the flighty Frenchman who walked a wire between the Twin Towers in 1974 and last year starred in Man on Wire, is planning another NYC stunt. Involving wires, again!
Here's the spoiler: Mr. Petit says he will perform a high-wire walk in the fall in Midtown Manhattan. It will be high, it will be long, and it will be outdoors in a very recognizable location that he does not want revealed quite yet - arrangements are not final.
The 1974 stunt chronicled in the documentary was one of the most god damn heart-pounding, jaw-dropping, and other movie superlative-like activities that this city's ever seen, so let's hope this one lives up to that high standard for symbolism. From AIG headquarters to Fresh Kills Landfill! [NYT]