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David Blaine announces his newest stunt

David Blaine in January in Pasadena, Calif.

David Blaine in January in Pasadena, Calif. Credit: Getty Images/David Livingston

Illusionist and endurance performer David Blaine has announced his first live stunt in years, with an aerial exploit reminiscent of the Pixar movie "Up."

According to multiple outlets, Brooklyn-born Blaine, 47, will float across the Hudson River from New Jersey to New York while he's attached to helium balloons. "This stunt has been 10 years in the making," Blaine tweeted Wednesday. "Let's turn worry into wonder and take magic to new heights."

A 30-second teaser trailer at his YouTube channel shows a helium balloon floating high into a cloud-filled sky. "Watch in disbelief as David Blaine magically ascends above Earth, in his biggest live performance yet: David Blaine Ascension," reads the caption.

The YouTube Originals performance will run on Aug. 31.

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