Over the last few years, Disney has taken a swing at creating documentaries such as Earth and Oceans. Now, they are going to try their hand in a place where no Disney documentary has gone before. Space.
Disney and IMAX are going to co-produce this movie together. While the companies have worked together in the past for screening movies (most recently Oz, the Great and Powerful,) this will be the first time that they team up to create a movie. They will also be collaborating with NASA.
This will be a 3-D science movie by veteran filmmaker Toni Myers, has worked for IMAX since 1971, editing, writing, producing, and directing. She has created other space related movies such as Hubble 3D and Space Station 3D, so you can expect a quality film coming your way.
“Toni Myers and her team have given us films that have been educating, delighting and astonishing IMAX audiences for many years, and we look forward to continuing the journey with this latest spectacle,” said Greg Foster, chairman and president of IMAX.
This coming film is expected to be released in 2015, and will travel, “light-years to other star systems to ponder the possibilities of ‘Goldilocks,’ an Earth-like planet,” according to Myers.
Walt Disney Studios President Alan Bergman added that, “this is a bird’s eye view of our incredible universe and our future in it, and we’re looking forward to diving in.”
The film, which is supposed to help increase knowledge about the solar system in which we live, will use high-resolution photography and videography.
“Disney has always been a leader in creating immersive fantasy worlds for audiences, but we know there’s no more immersive world than the real one,” said Bergman.
The collaboration between the two impressive companies is sure to be superb, however, no exact release date or title have been released yet.
Sources: Wall Street Journal, The Hollywood Reporter