IMAX | ASTEROID HUNTERS Opens October 8, 2020
NEW IMAX® ORIGINAL FILM ASTEROID HUNTERS
Narrated by Daisy Ridley, IMAX® Brings Audiences to the Front Lines of Planetary Defense
in this All-New Educational Film Experience
The latest IMAX original film Asteroid Hunters, will open on October 8, 2020. Narrated by Daisy Ridley (Star Wars), Asteroid Hunters ventures into deep space for a fascinating look at asteroids, their cosmic origins and the potential threat they pose to our world.
Written and produced by Phil Groves, produced by Jini Durr and directed by W.D. Hogan, Asteroid Hunters introduces asteroid scientists – the best line of defense between Earth and an asteroid’s destructive path – and reveals the cutting-edge tools and techniques they use to detect and track asteroids, and the technology that may one day protect our planet. The effects of an asteroid impact could be catastrophic and while the current probability of an event in our lifetime is low, the potential consequences make the study of asteroids an incredibly important area of scientific research. Witness the latest in planetary defense and how science, ingenuity and determination combine to explore the world’s most preventable natural disaster.
"I am so very excited to work with IMAX to continue transporting audiences into space," said Daisy Ridley. "Asteroid Hunters showcases the brilliant minds of scientists and true planetary defenders working to protect our world, and reminding us what our people are capable of when united by a common goal."
"Asteroid Hunters has been a real passion project for me and I am so happy to be working with IMAX to bring this very important topic to the forefront," said producer/writer Phil Groves. "IMAX offers an immersive experience like no other and to have someone of Daisy Ridley’s caliber to help share our message is truly special."
Asteroid Hunters was filmed using IMAX® cameras and mixed in immersive IMAX 12.0 channel sound. Utilizing awe-inspiring images and heart-pounding audio for a fully immersive experience, IMAX’s Asteroid Hunters will engage audiences with the exploration of our solar system and educate how science, knowledge, and communication can be powerful enough to save the planet.
Asteroid Hunters has a run time of 38 minutes and is presented by IMAX in association with Huahuang Pictures. For more information, please visit asteroidhunters.imax.com.
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About Huahuang Pictures
Huahuang Pictures (Suzhou) Co. Ltd. is a professional film and television production and investment company. So far it has post-produced more than 500 films. Its business scope includes film investment and production, overseas film rights acquisition, translation and distribution, TV program production, investment in related cultural projects and film consumer products manufacturing and distribution.