Claimed to be the first sports-themed 3D film, it’ll be released this summer with a special, limited one-week theatrical run starting August 21. ESPN Films will produce and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures will distribute X Games 3D the Movie into digital 3D theaters in the U.S.
Directed by filmmaker Steve Lawrence (Down the Barrel), the film will use digital 3D techniques to immerse sports fans into the world of action sports and its top stars. Action sports personalities chronicled in the film are: Shaun White, Travis Pastrana, Danny Way, Ricky Carmichael, and Bob Burnquist.
“Disney is proud to add X Games 3D the Movie to its slate of 17 other upcoming Disney Digital 3D releases,” says Mark Zoradi, president of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Group.
The full-length feature film, says Disney, will capture the drama and spectacle that play out every year at the X Games events and will also tell the stories of the featured athletes.
Launched in March 2008, ESPN Films presents documentary film projects for television and theatrical release.
And Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures is the domestic marketing and distribution arm of The Walt Disney Studios.