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James Cameron’s DeepSea Challenge 3D Plunges Into Theatrical Release

Posted by Karen Benardello On May - 8 - 2014 0 Comment

‘James Cameron’s Deepsea Challenge 3D’ is set to reveal the ocean’s greates depths in its theatrical release. Marketing and distribution company, DisruptiveLA, has acquired the US distribution rights to the feature documentary, which will be released on August 8 across the U.S.

The movie, which was directed by John Bruno, Ray Quint and Andrew Wight, tells the story of the ‘Avatar’ helmer’s journey to fulfill his boyhood dream of becoming an explorer. The documentary follows Cameron as he makes history by becoming the first person to travel solo to the deepest point on the planet.

The film chronicles the highs, and literal lows, of Deepsea Challenge, the first extensive scientific expedition in a manned submersible to the Challenger Deep, the deepest place on Earth. ‘James Cameron’s Deepsea Challenge 3D’ was inspired by the fact that scientists know less about Earth’s deepest oceans than the surface of Mars.

The AcademyWard-winning filmmaker, who has completed eight deep ocean expeditions, deployed his Deepsea Challenger submersible on 13 dives. The dive, which was executed in partnership with National Geographic and Rolex and with support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, collected numerous samples and identified 68 new species. The expedition ended with Cameron’shistoric dive to the Challenger Deep, which is 35,787 feet beneath the ocean’s surface.

Of the exploration, James Burke, one of DisruptiveLA’s co-founders, said “James Cameron and his team’s courage and tenacity in seeing this project through, with findings that scientists are still poring over, is an inspiration to everyone.”

“‘James Cameron’s Deepsea Challenge 3D’ is everything we’d dreamed it could be and more,” Lisa Truitt, the president of National Geographic Cinema Ventures and an executive producer of the film, added. “It’s a heart-racing film experience and an inspiring reminder that our beautiful planet still has much to explore.”

James Cameron emerges from the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER submersible James Camerons DeepSea Challenge 3D Plunges Into Theatrical Release

Photo by Mark Thiessen/National Geographic
Filmmaker and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence James Cameron emerges from the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER submersible after his successful solo dive to the Mariana Trench, the deepest part of the ocean. The dive was part of DEEPSEA CHALLENGE, a joint scientific expedition by Cameron, the National Geographic Society and Rolex to conduct deep-ocean research.

The DEEPSEA CHALLENGER submersible James Camerons DeepSea Challenge 3D Plunges Into Theatrical Release

Photo by Mark Thiessen/National Geographic
The DEEPSEA CHALLENGER submersible is the centerpiece of DEEPSEA CHALLENGE, a joint scientific project by explorer and filmmaker James Cameron, the National Geographic Society and Rolex to conduct deep-ocean research.

Written by: Karen Benardello

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