Do your kids love Star Wars? Daisy Ridley is set to narrate the upcoming IMAX educational film Astroid Hunters set to launch on October 8, 2020. This would be the perfect opportunity to have the voice of a Jedi help your kids develop a curiosity about what is “out there” and take a look deep in space at a real threat to not only our world but the universe: ASTROIDS!
What are Astroid Hunters?
According to a press release sent out this week, “Astroid Hunters” will introduce us to astroid scientists and reveal the cutting edge tools and techniques they used to detect and track astroids. In the film you are witness the latest and planetary defense and have science, ingenuity, and determination combine forces to explore the worlds most preventable natural disaster.
Witness the latest in planetary defense and how science, ingenuity and determination combine to explore the world’s most preventable natural disaster. Astroid Hunters are the best line of defense between Earth and an asteroid’s destructive path, learn all about these brave scientists on the front lines of defending the earth against the potential effects of an astroid impact that could be catastrophic. While the current probability of an event in our lifetime and slow the potential consequences make the study of astroids an incredibly important area of scientific research.
Who is Daisy Ridley?
Daisy Ridley is an English actress best known for her breakthrough role as Rey in the 2015 film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. She reprised her role as Rey in Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi in 2017 and was most recently seen in the final film in the trilogy, Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker, directed by JJ Abrams. The film marked the final chapter in The Skywalker Saga and was released on December 20, 2019. Her other film credits include Ophelia, Peter Rabbit, Murder on the a Orient Express, Only Yesterday,and the upcoming Chaos Walking. She also served as an executive producer on the documentary The Eagle Huntress and will be an executive producer on the television adaptation of the Maggie Hope book series.
“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 Hunterswas 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.
Check out this featurette that has just been released in time for the premiere of Astroid Hunters! It is a cool new behind the scenes look at the making of the film:
What is IMAX?
According to Wikipedia:
“When IMAX was introduced, it was a radical change in the movie-going experience. Viewers were treated to the scene of a gently-curved giant screen more than seven stories tall (75 feet (23 m), with the tallest measuring 117 feet (36 m)) and steep stadium seating that made for a visually immersive experience. This was enhanced by a sound system that was far superior to the audio at typical theaters in the years prior to the advent of THX. Some IMAX theaters have a hemispheric dome screen geometry, which can give the viewer an even more immersive feel. Over the decades since its introduction, IMAX evolved to include “3D stereoscopic films, introduced in January 1998, and then began to proliferate with a transition away from analog film into the digital era. Beginning in May 1991, a visceral dimension of the movie experience was added by having the audience’s seats mounted on a full-motion platform as an amusement park ride in IMAX ride film theaters.”
“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.”
For more information, please visit asteroidhunters.imax.com.
Check out the new trailer for the film here: