IMAX Corporation and MacGillivray Freeman Films today announced that Academy Award® winner Cate Blanchett will narrate two-time Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Greg MacGillivray’s (The Living Sea, Dolphins, Everest) upcoming documentary adventure Journey to the South Pacific. The film will be released exclusively in select IMAX® theaters starting Nov. 27 , 2013.
Journey to the South Pacific will take moviegoers on a breathtaking IMAX® 3D adventure to the lush tropical islands of remote West Papua, where life flourishes above and below the sea. Join Jawi, a young island boy, as he takes us on a journey of discovery to this magical place where we encounter whale sharks, sea turtles, manta rays, and other iconic creatures of the sea. Home to more than 2,000 species of sea life, this exotic locale features the most diverse marine ecosystem on earth. An uplifting story of hope and celebration, Journey to the South Pacific highlights the importance of living in balance with the ocean planet we all call home.
The film is the first to be released under the MacGillivray Freeman Films and IMAX Corporation multi-picture pact announced earlier this year.
“Shot with the highest quality IMAX® 3D 15perf / 65mm film cameras, ‘Journey to the South Pacific’ is a feel-good ocean adventure that offers viewers an up-close encounter with the extraordinary marine wildlife of West Papua, and we’re thrilled Cate’s narration will help bring it to life,” said director Greg MacGillivray, President of MacGillivray Freeman Films. “This uplifting IMAX documentary continues our commitment to producing a steady stream of entertaining, world-class, educational programming that transforms how people see and experience their world.”
“‘In Journey to the South Pacific,’ Greg MacGillivray’s incredible imagery coupled with Cate Blanchett’s compelling voice will transport audiences to the heart of the South Pacific as only IMAX can,” said Greg Foster , CEO of IMAX Entertainment and Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. “We look forward to continuing to build on our legacy of delivering high-quality documentaries that entertain and inspire moviegoers around the world with our longtime partners at MacGillivray Freeman.”
Blanchett is well known for her starring roles in films including “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Elizabeth and Aviator, for which she won an Academy Award.