2014 Summer Movie Guide

James Cameron's Deepsea Challenge 3D

Filmmaker James Cameron follows his dream of exploring the deepest spot on Earth

May 05, 2014

Filmmaker James Cameron prepares to take a journey to the deepest spot on Earth, as documented in Deepsea Challenge 3D.

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Release Date August 8, 2014

Directed by John Bruno, Andrew Wight, and Ray Quint

Starring James Cameron

Film director James Cameron first became interested in sea exploration when he was a boy. His fascination with the ocean grew after he made the 1989 undersea adventure The Abyss and the 1997 blockbuster Titanic, one of the most successful movies of all time. Following that triumph, Cameron decided to put his directing career on hold to become a full-fledged explorer. His expeditions into the ocean depths took him to the real-life Titanic and the German battleship Bismarck, which sank during World War II. In the new 3D documentary film James Cameron's Deepsea Challenge 3D, Cameron sets out on the journey of a lifetime. Using a special submersible vehicle that he helped design, Cameron attempts to travel 35,765 feet down to the bottom of the Mariana Trench, the deepest spot on Earth.       

Such a dive is no easy task. Deepsea Challenge 3D shows the months of work that Cameron and his team of experts did to prepare for the adventure. It also shows the problems and setbacks they experienced along the way, and the new and unusual forms of sea life they encountered.    

Did You Know?

The Mariana Trench is a 1,500-mile-long underwater gash in the Earth’s crust, located in the western Pacific Ocean. Its deepest point is known as the “Challenger Deep.” This point is 7,000 feet deeper than Mt. Everest is high.

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