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First Trailer Drops For New Film All About Legend That Is David Attenborough

First Trailer Drops For New Film All About Legend That Is David Attenborough

A trailer has finally arrived for the new David Attenborough film, which will focus on the life of the legend himself.

While the iconic nature documentarian, 93, has spent his life travelling the world and teaching us of its beauty and wonders, the movie, entitled David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet, will instead put him at centre stage - and about time too.

Produced by award-winning wildlife film-makers Silverback Films and global environmental organisation WWF, the movie will chronicle David's extraordinary life, focusing in detail on "the man who has seen more of the natural world than any other".

But, of course, it will also look in great detail at the issue closest to the documentarian's heart. The biggest issue of our time: saving the natural world.

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David Attenborough will issue a stark warning about the state of the natural world (Credit: Altitude Films)
David Attenborough will issue a stark warning about the state of the natural world (Credit: Altitude Films)

In the brand new trailer, David declares that he wishes the film to be his "witness statement," and the place where he lays out his "vision for the future".

As shots of a young (and may we say DAPPER) David pan the screen - playing with Gorillas in the wild and climbing a bridge in a rainforest - he says: "I've had the most extraordinary life. It's only now that I appreciate how extraordinary.

"The living world is a unique and spectacular marvel, but the way we humans live on earth is sending it into a decline.

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"Human beings have overrun the world. We're replacing the wild with the tame. This film is my witness statement and my vision for the future. The story of how we we came to make this our greatest mistake, and how, if we act now, we can yet put it right."

The film will give us a glimpse of David Attenborough's youth (Credit: Altitude Films)
The film will give us a glimpse of David Attenborough's youth (Credit: Altitude Films)

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Pictures of the animals free in the wild then juxtapose more harrowing images of the world in crisis: cracking ice caps and creatures in cages.

"We need to learn to work with nature, rather than against it," he adds.

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The world premiere of the film will take place on Thursday 16th April 2020 at the Royal Albert Hall and will broadcast live to cinemas across the UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland.

The documentary is also said to offer "a powerful message of hope for future generations" which will be heard by 500 inspiring young people across the UK working to combat climate change, who have the best seats reserved at the premiere.

It will then later be released globally on Netflix in Spring 2020.

David Attenborough says the film is his 'witness statement' (Credit: Altitude Films)
David Attenborough says the film is his 'witness statement' (Credit: Altitude Films)
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Colin Butfield, WWF's Executive Producer for the film, said: "For decades, David has brought the natural world to the homes of audiences worldwide, but there has never been a more significant moment for him to share his own story and reflections.

"This film coincides with a monumental year for environmental action as world leaders make critical decisions on nature and climate. It sends a powerful message from the most inspiring and celebrated naturalist of our time."

This looks like it's going to be a revealing and powerful watch. And hey, here's to hoping people actually listen to his vision, and sit up and take action.

After all, if anybody can save the world it's David.

Featured Image Credit: PA

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