IMAX Corporation and Warner Bros. Pictures today announced that Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby) will narrate the upcoming IMAX 3D documentary adventure Island of Lemurs: Madagascar. The film will be released in select IMAX and IMAX 3D theaters starting April 4, 2014.
Island of Lemurs: Madagascar reunites Freeman with Drew Fellman, who also wrote and produced the 2011 IMAX 3D documentary Born to Be Wild 3D, and director David Douglas, who served as director of photography on that film.
“I am thrilled to continue my partnership with IMAX and Warner Bros.,” said writer/producer Drew Fellman. “Lemurs are amazing critters and one of the most canny survivors in the history of life on earth. Their incredible story belongs on the giant screen and deserves to be told by such a powerful and distinctive voice as Morgan Freeman’s.”
Greg Foster, CEO of IMAX Entertainment and Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp, said, “‘Island of Lemurs: Madagascar’ brings IMAX 3D cameras to perhaps the most compelling region for wildlife on the planet, capturing this environment in the clearest, most vibrant way possible. As proven with IMAX documentaries such as ‘Born to Be Wild 3D,’ Morgan Freeman is the perfect guide to lead moviegoers through this one-of-a-kind experience.”
Dan Fellman, Warner Bros. Pictures President of Domestic Distribution stated, “We are excited to reteam with IMAX on this remarkable expedition to the unique land of Madagascar and discover more about its most fascinating indigenous residents, the lemurs.”
Island of Lemurs: Madagascar features trailblazing scientist Patricia Wright, an expert on lemurs and the wildlife of Madagascar. Wright is also a Professor of Anthropology at Stony Brook University and Founder of Centre ValBio, a research campus in the rainforest of Madagascar.