Chicago-based branded entertainment firm Six Degrees has inked a deal to generate sponsorships, licensing deals and overall market support for Dinosaurs 3D, an IMAX film from Quebec-based Sky High Ent. The pic, which will employ computer animation to take viewers back to the time of prehistoric beasts, is slated for release in December of 2006.
Animators who worked on Jurassic Park III, the Lord of the Rings trilogy and the latest set of Star Wars flicks are bringing some terrible lizards back from extinction for the documentary. Dinosaurs 3D focuses on the time when the Argentinosaur, the largest land animal ever, and Giganotosaur, a predator larger than T-Rex, roamed the earth.
“This new film will be the most exciting dinosaur adventure film since Jurassic Park, but with a twist– Dinosaurs will be 100 percent factually accurate,” says Carl Samson, CEO of Sky High Ent. “We want to set the record straight about dinosaurs, and at the same time, creatively and technologically surpass everything that’s ever been produced in recreating their world.”
Sky High plans to distribute Dinosaurs internationally to both 3D and 2D theaters. The company hopes the film will be even more successful than 1996’s T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous, which grossed more than $90 million in IMAX venues and is still running in 30 theaters. Sky High’s previous large-format productions include Ultimate G’s: Zac’s Flying Dream (2000), Adrenaline Rush: The Science of Risk (2002) and Vikings: Journey to New Worlds (2004). Up next after Disnosaurs 3D is a film titled Dragons!.