Directed by John Bruno, Andrew Wight and Ray Quint, the film follows the scientific exploration of Challenger Deep, the deepest place on Earth, with information collected over a series of dives by a manned submersible. On one dive Cameron himself rode solo in the submersible, named the Deepsea Challenger, to a depth of nearly seven miles beneath the ocean’s surface.
Disruptive LA will release “Deepsea Challenge” in partnership with National Geographic Cinema Ventures. National Geographic also was a partner in the dives themselves, as was Rolex.
Pic will bow in theaters Aug. 8.