Tuesday, February 02, 2010

IMAX Screening "Sea Rex 3D: Journey to a Prehistoric World"

3D Entertainment Distribution reports it will launch the new underwater film, "Sea Rex 3D: Journey To A Prehistoric World", on May 7 in IMAX 2D and 3D formats.

"...'Sea Rex: Journey To A Prehistoric World' takes viewers on a wondrous adventure through the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods in the company of an imaginative young woman and mysterious scientist from the past to discover a fascinating underwater world populated by incredible creatures such as the powerful Liopleurodon, the long-necked Elasmosaurus, the ferocious Mosasaurus and the largest marine reptile ever known, the 75-foot Shonisaurus. Moviegoers will magically travel 200 million years back in time and encounter contemporary experts as they unveil the latest scientific findings and shed light on the pioneers of the science of paleontology..."

Written/directed by Pascal Vuong & Ronan Chapalain, produced by N3D LAND Productions, the film was four years in the making, budgeted at $5 million. Live-action 3D photography using a state-of-the-art stereoscopic camera rig was recently completed in-studio and on location at the National Museum of Natural History in Paris, followed by a three-week expedition in remote locations off the coasts of New Zealand to capture 3D aerial shots.

"By combining breathtaking CGI, special effects and live-action shots as never-before seen at IMAX theatres, we have managed to recreate ultra-photorealistic sequences featuring spectacular underwater and above-the-surface scenes with no fewer than twenty-three prehistoric marine reptile species in action," said filmmakers Pascal Vuong and Ronan Chapalain...