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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

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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