Fans of science fiction have every right to worship the ground Douglas Trumbull walks on. After all, he's the visual effects god behind Blade Runner, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Star Trek: The Motion Picture and most famously, 2001: A Space Odyssey. So it's appropriate that Trumbull is intimately involved with the production of 2001: Beyond the Infinite, a documentary about the production of Stanley Kubrick's science fiction masterpiece.
A look at the currently filming production can be found at Trumbull's site (scroll down and click on the second video). It's not really a trailer, so don't expect a sick, dramatic look at the documentary. It's more or less Trumbull himself sitting down in front of the camera and laying out all of the reasons why you (most likely a potential investor) should be interested in 2001: Beyond the Infinite.
It's commonly accepted that 2001 is one of the most important science fiction films ever made. It's milestone not only for technique and visual effects, but for story and tone. 2001 is not the story of a man on a journey, it's the story of mankind's journey. I apologize in advance for the pretension, but it's a film that says more about the human condition than a hundred "down to earth" dramas could ever hope to accomplish.
With Trumbull so involved, I hope we can get a deep look at 2001 and why it's special and how it actually got made. We can definitely expect to learn every exhausting detail on special effects and set design, but hopefully, we'll also hear about how Kubrick shaped his vision, the battles he fought to get it made and how the film overcame an initially cold reception to become the iconic masterpiece it is today.
Every film shoot has a couple dozen amazing stories. A classic like 2001 must have thousands.
(Via Ain't it Cool)