While we still have a few years to wait until Avatar 2, those needing an immediate James Cameron fix will be appeased next month. Naitonal Geographic has released the first Deepsea Challenge 3D trailer for directors John Bruno, Andrew Wight, and Ray Quint’s documentary about Cameron’s expedition to the Mariana Trench, the deepest point on the planet. This trailer has a touch of narcissism to it, but that’s kind of par for the course. The beginning of the trailer almost plays like parody and kept reminding me of the South Park gag. Nevertheless, Cameron’s dive is a genuinely exciting scientific expedition, and it should be fun to follow the filmmaker along on his journey through the depths of the ocean—in 3D no less!
Hit the jump to watch the Deepsea Challenge 3D trailer. The film opens in theaters on August 8th.
Here’s the official synopsis for Deepsea Challenge 3D:
DEEPSEA CHALLENGE 3D follows the dramatic story of James Cameron’s odyssey as he undertakes an expedition to the deepest part of the ocean. This is a journey of historic proportion and risk. The film will mesmerize viewers of all ages with the thrill of true discovery and the allure of the unknown, of new life forms, and of vistas never before captured on camera — all right here on planet Earth.
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