Titanoboa: Monster Snake, an international copro between Smithsonian Channel, Wide-Eyed Entertainment and yap films, brings to light the largest snake known to man.
The doc is produced in association with History Television Canada, and will be distributed by Fremantle Media Enterprises (FME). David Royle and Charles Poe serve as executive producers for Smithsonian Channel.
Titanoboa: Monster Snake spotlights the colossal snake fossil unearthed in 2002 in Colombia. Scientists found a fossilized vertebra of a previously undiscovered species of snake, measuring 48 feet long and weighing an estimated one-and-a-half tons. In the special, which is set to air in the spring of 2012, follows a scientific team as it hits mines for digs and embarks on an expedition to understand modern giant constrictors, related to the titanoboa.
Jasper James, CEO, Wide-Eyed Entertainment said: “We’ve got unique access to the dig and will be capturing paleontological history as it’s made. We’ll be working out how this snake got so big, how it hunted and asking some of the best animators in the world to bring back these lost giants and the world that made them possible. I get real pleasure in knowing that future generations will have a new prehistoric monster to adore. Watch out T-Rex, Titanoboa wants to squeeze you out.”
Elliott Halpern, Executive Producer, yap films added: “The sheer scale of Titanoboa is staggering, demonstrating once again the world still holds mysteries that feel more like the stuff of sci-fi films.”