Robert Redford to Narrate BBC Earth Films’ Earth: One Amazing Day


LONDON: Robert Redford has signed on to narrate Earth: One Amazing Day, the sequel to BBC Earth Films’ box-office hit Earth.

The film is directed by Peter Webber (The Girl with the Pearl Earring) and Richard Dale (The Human Body) and is currently in post-production at the BBC Earth Films’ studio. The production team includes leading screenwriter Frank Cottrell-Boyce and composer Alex Heffes. The film promises an immersive voyage across the continents, through the oceans and skies as we track the sun’s journey, all in a single day.

A BBC Earth Films and SMG Pictures co-production, Earth: One Amazing Day is the first film to be produced under the U.K. and China co-pro treaty. SMG Pictures has plans in place for the Mandarin-language release. Jackie Chan will narrate the film, which is being co-directed by Lixin Fan (Last Train), with screenwriter Geling Yan (Flowers of War, Coming Home) and music producer Roc Chen (Kung Fu Panda 3) rounding out the team.

Producer Stephen McDonogh commented: “Robert Redford and Jackie Chan each lending their voices to the film is the icing on the cake for what is already a formidable international talent lineup on this world-class film. Their storytelling will further captivate the hearts and minds of audiences, by bringing them closer to wilds of nature in this extraordinary cinematic journey across the natural world all in a single day.”

Pascal Degove, the managing director of Goldcrest Films, said: “The response to this project has been phenomenal. It’s clear BBC Earth Films are delivering the kind of cutting-edge, big-screen adventure for which they are globally renowned. Such heavyweight additions to the already extraordinary creative team will serve to ensure this film is capable of resonating with the widest possible family audiences.”