Actor Paul Walker (The Fast and the Furious franchise, Takers) will narrate Air Racers 3D, the first-ever IMAX 3D theatre film devoted to the fastest race in the world: the legendary Reno National Championship Air Races. It was announced by 3D Entertainment Distribution today, Feb. 21.
With aerial photography filmed entirely in 3D and access granted to the course, Air Racers 3D takes audiences into Nevada’s Valley of Speed to experience the intensity and high-speed thrills of a sports event combined with spectacular air show entertainment.[ Also Read: Guide to 3D Television Production Released ]
“We are truly honored and delighted to have Paul Walker lend his storytelling talents to this action-packed 3D film, which will hit IMAX theatres in the US beginning this April,” said Francois Mantello, chairman and CEO of 3D Entertainment Distribution. “His passion for racing and high-adrenaline sports makes him a perfect fit for this celebration of aviation.”
“I have always been fascinated by the sheer power, precision and skills of these tremendously talented pilots who race just 50 feet off the ground at twice the speed of a Nascar race,” said Paul Walker. “I was further drawn to the film by its unique historical view of this legendary sport and for the educational insight into the science of flying that it provides.”[ Also Read: Oscar Winner Meryl Streep to Narrate Documentary ]
Produced by 3D Entertainment USA and Pretend Entertainment in association with Stereoscope, Air Racers 3D is directed by Christian Fry and Jean-Jacques Mantello (Sharks 3D, Ocean Wonderland 3D and Dolphins and Whales 3D) and features a screenplay by Christian Fry and Rick Dowlearn.
The musical score is by Christophe Jacquelin. The film is produced by Christian Fry and Raul Leckie, and executive produced by Francois Mantello, John Constantine and Jeffery Pierce.
Two years in active production, principal 3D photography for the film took place during the 2009 and 2010 Reno National Championship Air Races and was completed in June 2011.