3D Entertainment Films announced that veteran action star Arnold Schwarzenegger (Terminator, The Expendables, Predator) is set to serve as narrator and producer for famed documentarian Jean-Michel Cousteau’s first feature film, Wonders of the Sea 3-D.
Set in the oceans from Fiji to the Bahamas, Jean-Michel Cousteau, his children, and their team spent 3 years of filming to take audiences on a journey to re-discover the beauties of the sea in an all new way, utilizing 3D technology, to teach them about the threats that put the ocean’s ecosystem in danger.
Co-directed by Cousteau and Jean-Jacques Mantello, the film is slated to be presented and sold at the Cannes Film Festival’s Film Market by Conquistador Entertainment next month with a 2017 worldwide release. The film will also feature Schwarzenegger in the its opening sequence.
Cousteau commented on Schwarzenegger’s involvement, “From the very beginning, my wish was that the narrator of Wonders of the Sea 3D be profoundly connected to the environment, and we could not have better fulfilled that mission. Arnold and I share the same enthusiasm about what should be done to protect the ocean. I was impressed by his professionalism and how dedicated he proved to endow the film with his voice. My father always said: ‘People protect what they love,’ and Arnold will help us achieve that goal, in that after seeing the film, audiences too will want to protect the wonders of the sea as much as I do.”
Schwarzenegger also stated, “I am delighted to be narrating the first feature documentary directed by Jean-Michel Cousteau, a man that I have admired for years. He was an absolute jewel to work with and I love his enthusiasm. When I first saw the footage of this film, I was blown away and I immediately wanted to be involved. It is not only an incredible visual feast but it is also conveying a strong message about the need to protect our ocean. The perfect use of 3D in this film gives you the feeling that you are actually diving with all these creatures. I am pleased to not only lend my voice to the movie but also to get involved in its promotion.”