Roving Mars (2006) - Synopsis

The mysterious Red Planet, Mars, has inspired countless science fiction dreams and nightmares. Now, for the first time, experience the reality of the Mars surface as seen through the eyes of two intrepid, death-defying explorers — Spirit and Opportunity, the Mars Rovers — in the spectacular new giant screen adventure “Roving Mars,” exclusively in IMAX theatres. The phenomenal size and clarity of the IMAX screen draws the viewer into a spectacular landscape that is at once awe-inspiring and amazing. And the suspenseful drama of the Rovers’ dogged quest over the rugged terrain may even answer that persistently haunting question - Is there life on Mars? Produced by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Frank Marshall (“Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” “The Sixth Sense,” “Seabiscuit”) and produced and directed by George Butler (“The Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition,” “Pumping Iron”), with executive producer Scott Swofford (“Shackleton’s Antarctic Adventure”), this film takes moviegoers on a fantastic journey unlike any that has ever been seen on the giant screen before. “Roving Mars” was written by George Butler and Robert Andrus, with narration written by George Butler. Multiple Oscar-nominated composer Philip Glass (“The Hours,” “Kundun”) adds to the excitement with his brilliant score.