IMAX movies are big. And now, there’s one about Ireland. Liam Neeson has been chosen as the narrator. Because his voice is damn sexy and we all know it. If this doesn’t have all the internationals pouring into our island, then I don’t know what else will.
This February, an interesting large-format documentary from MacGillivray Freeman Films will hit the IMAX circuit. It will feature the Emerald Isle’s natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. On the world’s largest screens. Nice!
Presented globally by worldwide sponsor Tourism Ireland, Ireland will open in select giant screen theatres starting February 11. The film takes audiences on an action-packed journey across the Emerald Isle. As viewers, we will be exploring its wild, natural beauty and rich, cultural heritage.
The doco follows Irish writer Manchán Magan. He’s on a cross-country adventure exploring the island of Ireland’s history, culture and stunning natural landscapes. It connects people of Irish descent from around the world to their land, language, and stories along the way.
Manchán is joined by leading Irish concert violinist Patricia Treacey. And, four Irish teenagers looking to gain greater insight into their Irish heritage.
Their journey takes them from Dublin to Belfast, Kilkenny to Cong. They see spectacular natural landmarks such as the giant Cliffs of Moher, the volcanic Giant’s Causeway and the rugged Skellig Islands. It is here they meet scientists studying the local puffin population. At each stop along the way, they rediscover the vibrant traditions, language, stories and sacred customs of this ancient land. This is going to look ah-mazing in IMAX format.
IMAX for the Diaspora
“There is a movement in Ireland to reconnect with our heritage, to rediscover what it means to be Irish. And I am delighted to help bring the joy and diversity of all that Ireland has to offer. Both the old and the new, to IMAX and giant-screen audiences worldwide,” said Liam Neeson. “As viewers experience Ireland’s great beauty and humanity on the world’s largest screens, they will fall in love all over again.”
“As one of Ireland’s greatest storytellers, Liam Neeson’s prodigious talent and luminous voice lend a richness to our story. It intertwines Ireland’s ancient past with its vibrant future,” said director Greg MacGillivray. “Ireland has long captivated the world’s imagination with its rich history and picturesque landscapes. And with this film we hope to share with audiences, including the 70 million people of Irish descent living around the world, all the wonder and cultural diversity that makes the island of Ireland such a unique and special place.”
Born and raised in Northern Ireland, Liam Neeson is best known for his work in more than 90 films. These include Schindler’s List, Michael Collins, Kinsey, The Grey, the blockbuster Taken trilogy, Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, Batman Begins, Love Actually, and Gangs of New York. Over the course of his career, his films have grossed more than $7 billion. This makes him one of the top-grossing actors of all time. Neeson is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and the proud father of two sons.
This is the fourth giant screen film Neeson has narrated for MacGillivray Freeman Films. Others are Everest (1998), Journey Into Amazing Caves (2001) and Coral Reef Adventure (2003). Ireland will be released in IMAX and giant screen theatres starting February 11, 2022.