A new large format 3D film with the working title "Cuba" has today been announced by BBC Earth. The film is being directed by well-known award-winning cinematographer Peter Chang. It plans to be an adventure of epic proportions, about not just the nation of Cuba, but its people as well.
The official synopsis reads: "'Cuba' takes audiences on an electrifying 3D journey through a land of spectacular beauty among a people renowned for their passion. It tells the powerful story of a land preserved in time yet poised today on the cusp of dramatic change. The island nation’s vibrant culture, meticulously maintained colonial architecture and pristine ecosystems all provide a vivid window into the past. Cuba will transport audiences across breathtaking island landscapes, under the ocean surface to dazzling reefs and into streets throbbing with music and dance in the heart of Havana. Through the eyes of Cuban artists, historians and scientists, audiences will have a rare opportunity to explore this amazing country at a unique moment in its history. Filmed for the first time in large format 3D for IMAX® and other giant screen and immersive cinemas, the film will reveal why Cuba continues to stir the imagination of the world."
Of the new project, Chang said, "We’ve been granted an unprecedented level of access to Cuba, and we are thrilled by the prospect of taking giant screen audiences to a Cuba they have never seen – its culture, art, music, sports and ecology are bursting with compelling stories and mesmerizing beauty. 'Cuba' will be a portrait of this vibrant island at a pivotal point in its history and will bring to life the character and spirit of the land and people as only the giant screen can."
The film is expected to be released sometime in 2017.