Berlin: Robert Redford, Jackie Chan to Narrate ‘Earth: One Amazing Day’
Last Update: June 20, 2018 at 12:23 pm
Feb 8, 2017
SOURCE: Hollywood Reporter
The film is a sequel to BBC Earth Films’ ‘Earth.’
Robert Redford will narrate Earth: One Amazing Day, the sequel to BBC Earth Films’ hit 2007 film Earth, while Jackie Chan will narrate the Mandarin-language release.
Directed by Peter Webber (The Girl with the Pearl Earring) and Richard Dale (The Human Body), Earth: One Amazing Day will explore Earth’s creatures on the big screen, up close and personal in an immersive voyage across the continents.
The film is currently in postproduction at the BBC Earth Films’ studio under a production team including leading screenwriter Frank Cottrell-Boyce and composer Alex Heffes.
A BBC Earth Films and SMG Pictures co-production, Earth: One Amazing Day is the first film to be produced under the U.K. and China co-production deal and co-producer SMG Pictures. Chan will narrate the Mandarin version of the film, which is being co-directed by Lixin Fan (Last Train); screenwriter Geling Yan (Flowers of War, Coming Home) and music producer Roc Chen (Chinese music consultant on Kung Fu Panda 3) rounding out the team.
Pascal Degove, managing director of Goldcrest Films, will be hosting a private screening for select distributors at the European Film Market in Berlin.
“Robert Redford and Jackie Chan each lending their voices to the film is the icing on the cake for what is already a formidable international talent lineup on this world class film,” says producer Stephen McDonogh. “Their storytelling will further captivate the hearts and minds of audiences, by bringing them closer to wilds of nature in this extraordinary cinematic journey across the natural world all in a single day.”
Redford, known for his iconic acting career, founding of the Sundance Film Festival and his environmental activism, was most recently seen in the Captain America franchise and Charlie McDowell’s The Discovery, which premiered at Sundance. He is repped by WME and Jackoway Tyerman.
Chan was most recently seen in Railroad Tigers, and voices a character in the upcoming LEGO Ninjago Movie. He is repped by CAA and Bloom Hergott.
The first Earth recorded $112 million at the box office.