Actor Paul Walker (The Fast and the Furious franchise, Takers) will narrate “Air Racers 3D,” the first IMAX 3D theater film devoted to the fastest race in the world: the legendary Reno National Championship Air Races.
With aerial photography filmed entirely in 3D and unprecedented access granted to the course, Air Racers 3D takes audiences into Nevada’s Valley of Speed to experience the intensity and high-speed thrills of a sports event like no other combined with spectacular air show entertainment, according to the producers.
“We are truly honored and delighted to have Paul Walker lend his storytelling talents to this action-packed 3D film, which will hit IMAX theaters in the US beginning this April,” said Francois Mantello, Chairman and CEO of 3D Entertainment Distribution. “His passion for racing and high-adrenaline sports makes him a perfect fit for this celebration of aviation.”
“I have always been fascinated by the sheer power, precision and skills of these tremendously talented pilots who race just 50 feet off the ground at twice the speed of a Nascar race,” said Walker. “I was further drawn to the film by its unique historical view of this legendary sport and for the educational insight into the science of flying that it provides.”
From the pits to the roaring sky, Air Racers 3D explores the highly competitive world of air racing through the eyes of rookie pilot Steve Hinton as he attempts to fly his P-51 Mustang to victory in the most highly-anticipated and unpredictable race class. Audiences will discover today’s elite pilots in their World War II-era aircraft as they fight for position, wingtip to wingtip, and skim 50 feet above the ground around an oval course at 500 mph. The film also features rare archival footage and performances by many of the world’s top aerobatic pilots, including the Royal Canadian Air Forces Snowbirds.
Two years in production, principal 3D photography for the film took place during the 2009 and 2010 Reno National Championship Air Races and was completed in June 2011.
For more information: Airracers-thefilm.com
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