We all know about Harrison Ford’s brush with aviation disaster two weeks ago, but not everyone is hip to the fact that he’s been flying planes for nearly half a century. And he is well known to moviegoers as an onscreen pilot: Think Air Force One, Six Days Seven Nights, the opening scenes of Raiders Of The Lost Ark, even Star Wars (OK, an admitted stretch). So who better to narrate the upcoming National Geographic Studios giant-screen film Living In The Age Of Airplanes?
The pic, which premieres April 8 at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C. and hits nearly 20 Imax theaters two days later, uses aerial and nature photography to show how conquering the air has changed human history in a single century. Produced and directed by Brian J. Terwilliger, the film spans 200,000 years and journeys to 95 locations in 18 countries spanning all seven continents. “Since we were all born into a world with airplanes, it’s hard to imagine that jet travel itself is only 60 years old, just a tick on the timeline of human history,” said Terwilliger. “With this film, we want to reignite people’s wonder for one of the most extraordinary aspects of the modern world.”
Oscar-winning composer James Horner, who scored the two highest-grossing films of all time in Avatar and Titanic, penned the original score. Check out the trailer above.