Mumbai: Warner Bros. Pictures and Imax Corporation have announced that Jim Carrey will narrate Under the Sea 3D, the third Imax 3D co-production between the two companies.
Scheduled to be released to Imax theatres beginning 13 February, 2009, Under the Sea 3D will offer an entertaining and uniquely inspirational way to explore the beauty and natural wonder of the oceans. Moviegoers will be able to experience face-to-face encounters with some of the most mysterious and stunning creatures of the sea. In Imax 3D, the images appear to leap off the screen and float around the theatre, putting the audience IN the movie.
"Jim Carrey is a favorite of film audiences everywhere and of every generation, so he is the perfect choice to narrate this undersea adventure for moviegoers of all ages. We are also very proud to be working with Imax to bring audiences this visually stunning film that reminds us all of the beauty and magic of our oceans, and the importance of preserving them for future generations," said Warner Bros. Pictures president, domestic distribution Dan Fellman.
"With his roots in Toronto, home of the world’s first permanent Imax theatre, Jim is very familiar with The Imax Experience and we’re very excited to collaborate with him on this meaningful project," said Imax Filmed Entertainment chairman and president Greg Foster. "His voice will draw people into this world of mysterious creatures and dazzling colors featured in Under the Sea 3D and we welcome him into the Imax family."
Carrey stars in Warner Bros. Pictures’ comedy Yes Man, which is due to release on 19 December.
Under the Sea 3D is filmed by award-winning director/cinematographer Howard Hall, produced by Toni Myers, executive produced by Graeme Ferguson, and produced for Howard Hall Productions by Michele Hall. In addition to the 2006 release of Deep Sea 3D, Hall, Ferguson and Myers were all part of the accomplished filmmaking team behind Imax’s first underwater 3D adventure, Into The Deep, which has grossed more than $70 million since its 1991 release.
Under the Sea 3D follows the 2006 box office hit Deep Sea 3D, which has grossed $75 million worldwide. Deep Sea 3D continues to draw audiences after more than 100 weeks in release, demonstrating the strong legs and tremendous appeal that original Imax 3D productions have become famous for throughout the exhibition industry.