The two-hour special explores the myth of the lost city and will be made in partnership with Associated Producers and Discovery Canada. “Finding the historical and archeological truth behind the Atlantis myth has always been a fascination of mine,” said Cameron in a statement on Monday, the second day of the Banff World Media Festival. “Our exploration team will investigate several new theories about where the real Atlantis was, who these mysterious people were, and what disaster wiped them from the Earth over three millennia ago.”
Shooting will take place in Sicily, Malta, Crete, Santorini and Sardinia, with underwater filming set for off the coast of Spain. The project marks the latest expedition documentary for Cameron, who previously produced 2014’s “Deepsea Challenge,” about his solo diving expeditions, and 2003’s “Ghosts of the Abyss,” about the building of the Titanic.
“Search for Atlantis” is just one of more than a dozen projects on Cameron’s plate, including four “Avatar” sequels he’s attached to direct, and Guillermo del Toro’s sci-fi adventure “Fantastic Voyage,” which Cameron will produce.
Discovery Canada and National Geographic previously worked with Associated Producers on another Atlantis documentary, the 2011 TV movie “Finding Atlantis.”