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IMAX to look at Earth from space in 3D film

IMAX, the large-format film company, has announced it will again be launching moviegoers into outer space, this time in a 3D feature to be produced with The Walt Disney Studios.

The still-to-be-titled film will be the eighth time IMAX has pointed its cameras and screens toward space in a movie led by filmmaker Toni Myers. According to the company, the production will use "high-resolution photography and videography to offer breathtaking, illuminating views of our home planet from space" to explore the changes that have occurred on Earth in just the past several decades.

Targeted for release in 2015 and made in cooperation with NASA, the film will focus on humankind's future on – and off – the planet, "increasing our understanding of the solar system," while also virtually traveling light-years to other star systems to ponder the possibilities of Goldilocks, the term planetary scientists give to planets that fall inside a star's habitable zone, like the Earth.

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Astronauts filming new IMAX movie deliver 'deluge of beautiful images' from space

Astronauts on the International Space Station are about a third of the way through filming scenes for a new IMAX documentary to be released next year, the film's director revealed in a new interview.

Toni Myers, the filmmaker behind "Hubble 3D" and IMAX's other shot-in-space giant screen movies, gave an update about her new project in a NASA interview on Wednesday (March 4). IMAX and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures announced two years ago that they were collaborating with NASA to produce a movie that would "offer breathtaking, illuminating views of our home planet from space."

"The IMAX project is a film about our planet and our future on it and off it," Myers told a NASA commentator at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. "We have a long history, IMAX does, of taking pictures in orbit and [the station] is the best platform we know for studying the changes that are occurring to our planet right now."

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Jennifer Lawrence to narrate astronauts' 3D space footage in IMAX 'Beautiful Planet'

A new IMAX 3D space movie promises to let you "experience Earth like never before."

"A Beautiful Planet," narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence, features footage of our home world as captured by astronauts on board the International Space Station. The movie, which was made in cooperation with NASA, will debut in large-format theaters on April 29.

"We're so excited to bring the entertaining and creative 'A Beautiful Planet' to IMAX audiences," Greg Foster, senior executive vice president of IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment, said in a statement.

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'A Beautiful Planet' IMAX trailer offers first look at astronauts' Earth views

"It was just overwhelmingly beautiful."

Those words, spoken by astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti in the newly-released movie trailer for "A Beautiful Planet," summarize the IMAX 3D film opening on April 29.

"Beautiful Planet," narrated by actress Jennifer Lawrence, features footage of the Earth as filmed by Cristoforetti and her fellow crew members on board the International Space Station. IMAX made the film in cooperation with NASA.

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Wow, that looks stunning and is (probably!) the closest any of us will get to the feeling of being aboard the ISS, looking back at Earth. Hopefully there'll be a subsequent home release.

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This film will definitely be a "value for money" and cannot wait to see it hopefully in London. If this doesn't inspire future astronauts I don't know what will!.

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Those IMAX cameras sure have come a long way since the early 80s.

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Jennifer Lawrence joins astronaut-studded 'A Beautiful Planet' IMAX premiere

Astronauts and cosmonauts joined a star on the blue — like Earth — carpet Saturday night (April 16) at the premiere of "A Beautiful Planet," the latest IMAX 3D film to be shot in space.

Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence, who lends her voice to the movie as its narrator, joined the crew mates whose camera work aboard the International Space Station filled the eight-story tall screen at the AMC Loews theater in New York City's Lincoln Square.

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