Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Update on Cousteau's "Oceans 3D: Into The Deep"

Jim here. International distribution for OCEANS 3D is at full ahead according to THR. It is being hailed as "the first feature-length docu-fiction film shot entirely in digital 3D". Further info: "The film will leave audiences in awe of the beauty and diversity of the oceans - the source of all life on our planet - and inspire an even stronger desire to protect what they have either seen for the first time or re-discovered."

3D Entertainment holds rights for the US and Canada and the Wild Bunch have secured the following foreign sales: Gaga Communications in Japan; Eagle, Italy; New Vision, China; Deltamac, Hong Kong; Filmware International, Taiwan; Festive Film, Singapore; Wanda Distribucion Cinematografica, Spain; Monolith, Poland; Spentzos Film, Greece, Luxor Entertainment, Russia and CIS; Fivia in Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bir Film, Turkey; Acme, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania; Best Hollywood, Hungary; Hollywood Classic Entertainment, Czech Republic; Independenta Film, Romania; Lusomundo, Portugal; Orlando Films, Israel; Video Vision, South Africa; Europa Cine, Brazil and Europa Filmes in other countries of South America and Queen Films, Indonesia.

I first reported on OCEANS 3D back on October 2, 2008 when it was known as OCEANS 3D: VOYAGE OF A TURTLE. Since then it has evolved into OCEANS 3D: INTO THE DEEP and it is brought to you by master oceanographer and storyteller Jean-Michel Cousteau.

I would wager that a turtle still plays a pivotal role in taking the audience through the movie. Originally the storyline went like this: "The movie tells the story of Ella the sea turtle who embarks on a journey across the oceans in search of the origin of mysterious, far away calls. As movie goers experience the beauty and diversity of the oceans in stunning 3D, Ella encounters both her friends and her predators. What she finally discovers is that the greatest threat to the fate of ocean life doesn’t lie beneath the waves, but in the hands of the people from above." So while the title has changed, I imagine that the shots taken will still be integrated into the movie in some way. Awesome premise for a family movie to me.

I am REALLY looking forward to this project as the underwater scenes are going to knock it out of the park. Seriously. Check this movie out when it hits your local 3D theater. By the way, this is NOT limited to IMAX, but will be made available via RealD installations coast to coast.

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