IMAX has revealed the first trailer for their upcoming original documentary film which is called Asteroid Hunters. The film puts the focus on the people and new technology that are being used to hunt down asteroids in deep space and evaluate them. This is essentially our first line of defense against a colossal asteroid that might be coming toward Earth.
“Witness the latest in planetary defense and how science, ingenuity and determination combine to explore the world’s most preventable natural disaster.”
The IMAX film was narrated by Daisy Ridley, and it also explores where asteroids come from, and the risk they pose to our planet. If there ever is a threat like this, maybe the government will dispatch a ragtag team of oddballs to space to blow it up.
Here’s the synopsis:
Venture into deep space for a fascinating look at asteroids, their cosmic origins and the potential threat they pose to our world. Written and produced by Phil Groves, produced by Jini Durr and directed by W.D. Hogan, Asteroid Hunters introduces asteroid scientists – the best line of defense between Earth and an asteroid’s destructive path – and reveals the cutting-edge tools and techniques they use to detect and track asteroids, and the technology that may one day protect our planet. The effects of an asteroid impact could be entirely catastrophic and while the current probability of an event in our lifetime is low, the potential consequences make the study of asteroids an incredibly important area of scientific research.
Asteroid Hunters was directed by W.D. Hogan. The movie will available to watch in IMAX cinemas starting October 8th, 2020.