'The Cove' Director Louie Psihoyos Working on 3D Movie About Mass Extinction

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The Cove has shaken up globe when it comes to dolphin hunting. The Oscar-winning documentary brought Japan's slaughter of cetaceans into the tunnel vision of mainstream audiences -- no small feat for small scale documentary makers. Now, the film's director, Louie Psihoyos, is latching on to the craze of 3D and starting a new project, The Singing Planet: The whole world is singing, we just haven't been listening, a documentary about mass extinctions. The Oceanic Preservation Society (OPS), which brought us The Cove, writes on their blog, "Research involves Gulf Coast missions, reading, talking to writers, scientists, divers, and thinkers. We are all seeing major effects on our planet. Impossible to ignore.

Louie Psihoyos states, "We're shooting a 3-D film about the mass extinction of wildlife caused by humanity--I think it's the biggest story out there right now... We'll be all over the world for that one, The Gulf, Polynesia, all over the Pacific including Cocos and Galapagos, Europe and many places now being determined...."

A documentary in 3D about marine life and mass extinction. If that isn't bound to make a big impression about environmentalism on audiences, we aren't sure what will.

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