Pilot Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) and scientist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) find themselves in an epic fight for survival while attempting to make discoveries in a hot air balloon in upcoming feature film The Aeronauts. Produced by Amazon Studios, this semi-biographical adventure was directed by Tom Harper (Wild Rose) and written by Jack Thorne (This is England '86). The film has screened at Toronto Film Festival and will have its European premiere at BFI London Film Festival this autumn as the Mayor of London's gala film.
Framestore led on the VFX for the movie, scheduled to be released in cinemas on December 6th, 2019 and on Amazon Prime on December 20th, 2019.
'Visually wondrous and worth watching on the biggest possible screen'Variety
'The sight of the balloon and its encounter with a vast array of altitudes, weather and adverse physical conditions is splendidly conveyed for considerable suspense and wonder'The Hollywood Reporter
'By the film’s audacious, high-wire-act climax, the audience was rapt — it felt like you could hear every single gasp. We were onboard, as the aeronauts risked tumbling off it.'Vulture
'With the widest of wide-screens, the most vertiginous of vistas, this hot air balloon takes to the skies and soars, taking the film along with it.'Screen Daily
'Gravity meets Free Solo in gripping hot-air balloon adventure'Indie Wire
'Some tremendous effects and sweet-natured romantic imaginings lift this Victorian ballooning adventure – as Mary Poppins might have put it – up through the atmosphere, up where the air is clear.'The Guardian