The news in line is this: You will see a Documentary on Princess Diana by 2022. Now, some questions naturally arise: Who was Diana? Which production houses will make this film? And why is this film made?
You will get all answers here. Princess Diana was no ordinary person as she was one of the most popular personalities around the world. Many projects based on the royal heiress have been in development. But who won the race? Two production houses were named Altitude and Lightbox.
Lightbox is a U.K./U.S. Production outfit. Altitude is a U.K. sales agent and distributor. They together have announced the first theatrical release of a documentary about Princess Diana by 2022.
This aristocrat based film is all set for a summer 2022 theatrical release worldwide. The dates are set to mark the 25th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death.
The film will be produced in association with HBO and Sky. It will have its television premiere on HBO and Stream on HBO Max in the U.S.
It will also premiere on Sky Documentaries. The U.K. altitude film distribution will release the film in Ireland and U.K.
More Details on Diana Documentary Theatrical Release
Lightbox, one of the production houses associated with this documentary film, is co-founded by Simon Chinn. Simon is again no ordinary actor. He is the Double Oscar Winner for “Searching For Sugar Man” and “Man on Wire.” The other founder of Lightbox is Jonathan Chinn. He is the double primetime Emmy winner for “LA 92” and “American High.”
The first theatrical documentary about the princess will be no ordinary. Its storytelling and plot are sure to dazzle the audience for a complete 3-hour spectacle. The purpose of the film is to respect and honor the majesty of the princess on her death anniversary.
The “Diana” documentary will use an archive-only approach. It will be based on thousands of hours of news reports. It will also comprise various photographs and footage never seen before earlier. All this material is sure to blend into a documentary record of life. The film will be directed by Ed Perkins.
If you are wondering who Ed Perkins is, you have to again look into Oscars’ corridors. Ed is the Oscar-nominee for “Black Sheep.”
Perkins has already revealed his outline about how the film is going to impact the audience.
Perkins had more to add about the film as well. Let’s read what the idea that this film will convey is:
“The Idea of taking an archive-only approach will allow us to immerse the audience in the narrative as if it were being told in the present.”
Thus, the director of the show admits that the story of the film is not new. However, he banks on the archive-only narrative to give a unique perspective to the next-gen viewers so that the script comes to life in front of their eyes.
Few More Inputs on the Documentary
The film is already presold by Altitude Film Sales to theatrical buyers in multiple territories. These territories include Benelux (Piece of Magic), Germany, and Austria (Studio Hamburg), Italy (I Wonder Pictures) along with others.