A Quantum Quest panel, featuring award-winning film composer Shawn Clement and co-director and writer/producer Dr. Harry Kloor, will speak at Comic-Con on Thursday, July 23, from 12 p.m. until 1 p.m. in Ballroom 20 at the San Diego Convention Center. Shawn Clement scores the Large Format, 3-D, computer-generated animated film Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey, which takes viewers on an atomic solar safari through the universe. Clement, whose credits include Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu, recorded his original score for Quantum Quest with an 82 piece orchestra at Skywalker Sound, and incorporated real NASA-discovered space sounds into his dramatic score.
The voiceover cast is a whos-who of sci-fi, including galactic superstars Chris Pine (Captain Kirk in J.J. Abrams box office hit Star Trek), William Shatner (Boston Legal, Star Trek) and Brent Spiner (Independence Day, Star Trek: Next Generation) from the Star Trek franchise, and Samuel L. Jackson (The Spirit, Pulp Fiction, Star Wars), Hayden Christensen (Jumper, Star Wars), James Earl Jones (Star Wars), and Mark Hamill (Star Wars) from the Star Wars films. The Quantum Quest cast also includes astronaut Neil Armstrong, Doug Jones (Pans Labyrinth, Abe Sabien Hell Boy), and Tom Kenny (Transformers).
Presented by Digimax, Taiwans premier digital content provider, Quantum Quest is produced by Digimax and Jupiter 9 Productions. The animated film features full 3-D stereoscopic sequences recreating actual space imagery captured from seven ongoing NASA and NASA/ESA space missions, including Cassini-Huygens, SOHO, Mars Odyssey, Mercury Messenger, Mars Express, Venus Express, and the STEREO mission to the Sun. This film combines the excitement of a science fiction adventure with informal science education. The movie focuses on a photon named Dave, who tries to save his people, who are caught in a galactic battle between the forces of good and evil.
Endorsed by X-Prize Organization, International Space University, Challenger Center and the Young Astronaut Council, Quantum Quest will provide its free educational materials to millions of students worldwide, and a portion of the films profits will fund science scholarships. The Quantum Quest materials will meet National Science Content Standards and are intended to motivate and excite students around the globe about science. Since the inception of the project, the film has had regular input from the Cassini project in order to achieve the best balance between scientific accuracy and artistic license.
Quantum Quest is directed by Dan St. Pierre and Dr. Harry Kloor, and written and conceived by Dr. Kloor. Producers are Dr. Kloor, President of Jupiter 9 Productions, Helen Pao-Yun Huang, Chairperson of Digimax, Jeff Tzong-Jer Yang, Vice President of Digimax, and Rayna Napali of Jupiter 9 Productions. Tom Teng from Digimax, Teddy Zee, Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Jon Vein are executive producers. The film will be released worldwide in large format and subsequently in conventional 3D theaters this September. The film is distributed and marketed in Asia by Digimax, and by Jupiter 9 Productions in all other territories. (www.qqthemovie.com)