Cameron Backs Walking With Dinosaurs 3D

James Cameron”s 3D technology firm Cameron Pace is to bring its “FUSION 3D” expertise to Walking with Dinosaurs 3D, the CGI and live action 3D feature film being produced by BBC Earth Films, Evergreen Films and Reliance Pictures.

Commenting on the deal, Neil Nightingale, creative director for BBC Earth Films said: “Cameron Pace shares our vision of setting a new benchmark for immersive 3D film with Walking with Dinosaurs 3D. It”s exciting to be joining forces with them to bring audiences a truly extraordinary experience. We”ll be using the highest technical and creative standards in 3D photography to immerse our audience in the film. They will feel right in amongst the action, part of the astonishing prehistoric world of dinosaurs.”

James Cameron, Co-Chairman of Cameron Pace, added: “Walking with Dinosaurs 3D offers a fantastic opportunity to push our advances in 3D further. We”re inspired by the ambition behind the film and the opportunity to work on a feature that aims to bring audiences a real, visceral experience.”

Walking With Dinosaurs 3D, which combines factual content with storytelling, is fully financed by Reliance Entertainment with worldwide rights being handled by its subsidiary IM Global. Twentieth Century Fox holds US rights and has scheduled the film for a late 2013 release. The production will immerse audiences in the prehistoric age using photo-real backdrops and combining these with animation from Animal Logic (Happy Feet) working with animation producer Jinko Gotoh (Finding Nemo).

Mike Devlin, CEO of Evergreen Films added: “3D is integral to the storytelling, an incredible creative tool. Audiences will feel connected to the story in a completely different way, truly part of the action. 3D technology at its best can create an experience impossible to achieve until recently.”

BBC Earth is the global brand for the BBC”s Natural History content, and is part of BBC Worldwide.

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