Harrison Ford is returning to the skies, sort of. E! Online reports that Harrison Ford provided the narration for an upcoming National Geographic documentary about aviation, Living in the Age of Airplanes.
Ford is well known as a pilot and aviation enthusiast, so his participation in the project is understandable. It’s the timing that may make longtime fans cringe. Living in the Age of Airplanes is set for release on April 10, one month after Harrison Ford’s horrific plane crash.
The Daily Mail reports that 72-year-old Ford suffered a massive laceration to his face and scalp as well as a fractured pelvis when his World War II-era airplane lost power. Ford managed to crash land his airplane on a golf course near Santa Monica municipal airport and was reportedly conscious when he was removed from the wreckage and taken to an area hospital.
As previously reported by the Inqusitir, Ford’s wife, Callista Flockhart, has been by his side during his recovery process. Doctors have assured Ford and his wife that his injuries will heal, which has brought concern over whether or not he should continue as an amateur pilot. Flockhart is reportedly adamant that Harrison Ford not return to flying, given that the most recent accident was his third since 1999.
Whatever Harrison Ford and Callista Flockhart decide about his future as an aviation enthusiast, Ford’s passion for airplanes is soon to be immortalized in Living in the Age of Airplanes. The film will be released to IMAX theaters.
National Geographic Studios released a statement about Living in the Age of Airplanes on Thursday.
“This spring, National Geographic Studios presents an immersive new giant screen film experience that offers a fresh perspective on a modern-day miracle that many of us take for granted: flying. Using spectacular aerial and nature photography, ‘Living in the Age of Airplanes’ carries audiences across 200,000 years of history and around the globe on an epic journey to 95 locations in 18 countries spanning seven continents to remind us how, in a single century, aviation has changed our world forever.”
Some of the iconic natural locations that will appear in the film are the Grand Canyon, Iguazu Falls, and Union glacier. Given the timing of the release, it’s almost certain that Ford had completed work on his narration long before his recent plane crash, but the timing is still eerie.
So far, there is no word on when Living in the Age of Airplanes will be available for home viewing. Harrison Ford is set to reprise his iconic role as Han Solo when Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens opens on December 18, 2015.