Quantum Quest, the independently financed 3-D animated film being made in conjunction with NASA, has assembled its voice cast, which will include a pair of Captain Kirks and a pair of Darth Vaders, reports Variety.
William Shatner, Chris Pine, James Earl Jones and Hayden Christensen will topline the voice cast of the $10 million film that is being financed by Taiwanese company Digimax.
Samuel L. Jackson, Amanda Peet, Jason Alexander, Sandra Oh, Mark Hamill, Abigail Breslin and Spencer Breslin round out the voice cast. Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong also will lend his voice, marking his bigscreen debut.
Directed by Dan St. Pierre and Harry Kloor, Quantum Quest will premiere first in IMAX and subsequently in conventional theaters in late 2009.
The story centers on Dave (Pine), a photon who lives in the sun and who is drawn into a galactic battle between the Core (Shatner) and the Void (Hamill).
Written by Kloor, the film will take the audience to the outer planets and moons of the solar system.
Quantum Quest interweaves animated sequences rendered by Digimax with actual space imagery captured from seven ongoing space missions.