The one hour film which will be aired on Sky 3D, is Attenborough’s first ever work outside the BBC and Sky’s first original factual 3D commission. Flying Monsters 3D tells the evolution of pterosaurs – flying vertebrates with a wingspan of up to 45 feet who lived 200 million years ago.
The natural history documentary took nine months to complete with a team of over 80 people. The documentary was shot in locations across the world including Germany, New Mexico, France and the UK. The film was produced by the award-winning producer Anthony Geffen and his company Atlantic Productions and was directed by Matthew Dyas. The 3D TV technology was provided by ZOO, who have also worked on blockbuster hits such as Harry Potter and The Chronicles of Narnia.
“This was one of the most complicated sequences ever filmed in 3D. We shot David in a real glider and later superimposed, using CGI, the biggest pterosaur – a Quetzalcoatlus. The idea was to demonstrate the extraordinary scale of the pterosaur, a creature that was longer than a bus and could fly at 75 miles an hour, by setting it beside something from the modern day of the same size that people could relate to.” explains Geffen.
After its premier on Christmas morning the film will be released theatrically in IMAX cinemas around the world in 2011. This film is sure to be spectacular and personally I can’t wait to see it.Join TVScoop on Facebook for exclusive competitions and gossip