Sky 3D is working with David Attenborough on their second documentary together, Penguin Island 3D.
This follows their partnership on Flying Monsters 3D, which premieres on Sky 3D in the UK on Christmas Day.
The new film, produced by Atlantic Productions’ CEO Anthony Geffen, is a look at the romance, drama and in-fighting among king penguins on the island of South Georgia on the edge of Antartica.
The feature documentary will premiere on Sky 3D before being released in cinemas, including on giant screens, around the world. It will later screen in 2D on Sky Atlantic HD.
Attenborough will narrate. He said: “South Georgia is one of the most extraordinary and least appreciated places for wildlife in the world. King penguins are particularly interesting because they are so big that the chicks can’t grow to adult dimensions and strength to go to sea within a year. The landscape and wildlife of South Georgia is very dramatic, and I think it will look absolutely mind-blowing in 3D.”
“We are thrilled to collaborate with Sir David Attenborough once more for such an exciting project. Having seen just how stunning Flying Monsters 3D looked on screen, we had no hesitation in creating even more groundbreaking 3D content for customers,” added Stuart Murphy, director of Sky Atlantic. “Commissions of this scale and ambition demonstrate Sky’s commitment to bringing its customers some of the most innovative and compelling content around. It also highlights the exciting creative opportunities on offer as programme making and technological innovation continue to collide.”
Penguin Island 3D was commissioned by Celia Taylor, Head of Factual and Features at Sky.