In what almost seems like a Saturday Night Live skit come to life, the History Channel has announced that it will be airing 'World War II from Space," a two-hour special that looks into America's part in the war - from space, of course.
The film, being made by U.K. company October Films, will use VFX techniques and look at major events from the war - from the vantage point of outer space. Pearl Harbor, D-Day and the bombing of Hiroshima will be included, to name a few.
Experts working to the film include Pulitzer-prize winner David Kennedy; Lt. Gen. Raymond V. Mason, the deputy chief of staff - logistics; Richard Overy, author of How the Allies Won the War; Patrick Porter and James Canafano.
The show will look at the war from a modern reporting perspective, using visual devices and imagery interpretation to give the film a modern feel, giving viewers a new interpretation of the great war.
The film, written, designed and directed by Simon George, premieres December 7 on History.
October Films creative director Adam Bullmore said that "the way director Simon George has brought all this talent and ideas together to produce a stunning programme, is a remarkable achievement in visual storytelling."