Theatrical Release Poster
|Directed by||Toni Myers|
|Written by||Toni Myers|
|Narrated by||Leonardo DiCaprio|
|Studio||IMAX Filmed Entertainment|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros. Pictures|
|Release date(s)||March 19, 2010|
"Through the power of IMAX 3D, Hubble 3D will enable movie-goers to journey through distant galaxies to explore the grandeur and mysteries of our celestial surroundings, and accompany space-walking astronauts as they attempt the most difficult and important tasks in NASA’s history. The film will offer an inspiring and unique look into the Hubble Space Telescope’s legacy and highlight its profound impact on the way we view the universe and ourselves. Hubble 3D is an IMAX and Warner Bros. Pictures production, in cooperation with National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The film reunites the Space Station 3D filmmaking team, led by Producer/Director Toni Myers. Hubble 3D will blast off exclusively to IMAX and IMAX 3D theatres on March 19th, 2010."
Footage seen within the movie will be compiled from multiple sources. These include IMAX cameras taken into space on Hubble Space Telescope Servicing Missions on the Space Shuttle. This would allow the camera to shoot footage of the satellite close-up and during maintenance. IMAX cameras were taken to the Hubble Space Telescope on STS-62 (Servicing Mission 1 in December 1993) and most recently on STS-125 (Servicing Mission 4 in May 2009) which carried an IMAX 3D camera. The IMAX 3D camera contained a mile of film, though this allowed for only 8 minutes 30 seconds of footage to be recorded.
A 2 minute 22 second high definition trailer has been publicly released on iTunes Movie Trailers. An official website for the movie has also been launched.