New IMAX 3D Film on Reno Races
February 23, 2012 – Air Racers 3D, a new IMAX 3D movie focusing on the Reno National Championship Air Races, will begin running at two IMAX theaters in early April, and could find its way to wider release around the country. Creators 3D Entertainment Distribution had unprecedented access at the 2009 and 2010 Reno races and tells its story through the eyes of Steve Hinton Jr., who as a rookie in 2009 won the Unlimited class in Bill Destefani's modified P-51 Mustang Strega. The 40-minute movie will open at the National Infantry Museum in Columbus, Georgia, and the Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida, beginning April 5.
3D Entertainment Distribution announced this week that actor Paul Walker, who played starring roles in The Fast and the Furious series of movies, narrates the movie. "I have always been fascinated by the sheer power, precision, and skills of these tremendously talented pilots who race just 50 feet off the ground at twice the speed of a NASCAR race," Walker said. "I was further drawn to the film by its unique historical view of this legendary sport and for the educational insight into the science of flying that it provides."
Along with Hinton, the film features other well-known racers and air show performers, plus rare archival footage. Visit the official film website for more information including the trailer.