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NatGeo picks up James Cameron’s “Atlantis”

National Geographic has picked up the documentary Atlantis Rising from Oscar-winning Titanic director James Cameron. With a team of archaeologists, scientists and historians, Cameron and Emmy-winning filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici (pictured, right) go ...
January 19, 2017

National Geographic has picked up the documentary Atlantis Rising from Oscar-winning Titanic director James Cameron.

With a team of archaeologists, scientists and historians, Cameron and Emmy-winning filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici (pictured, right) go in search of the lost world of the “Atlantean” civilization. The team draws on clues from the ancient texts Timaeus and Critias, the story source of Atlantis, penned by the ancient Greek philosopher Plato.

Unlike many explorers who go looking for a singular underwater site for the lost city, Atlantis Rising journey’s from Greece to the Atlantic Ocean, exploring multiple locations on air, land and below the sea with the goal of unlocking this timeless mystery.

Atlantic Rising is executive produced by Cameron, Jacobovici and Yaron Niski. For National Geographic, Matt Renner is executive producer and vice president, production.

Atlantis Rising premieres on National Geographic on Sunday, Jan. 29, 9 p.m. ET/PT

Photo credit: AP Ancient City Productions Ltd

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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