In a direct nod to his iconic Doc Brown character from the Back to The Future trilogy, Christopher Lloyd has signed onto play an eccentric scientist in the 3D documentary Time, the Fourth Dimension, produced for IMAX screens.

The 45-minute movie is being produced by 3D Entertainment Films, with Jean-Jacques Mantello and Richard Gabai aboard to co-direct. Christopher Lloyd's odd relic of a science teacher will take viewers on a roller coaster ride through various different dimensions with his main focus being on the space-time continuum. The directors will utilize a variety of 3D filmmaking techniques and special effects, including CGI, time-lapse, and high-speed photography, to tell their story.

A release date is being set for spring of 2012. Time, the Fourth Dimension is the latest 3D IMAX movie announced as part of 3D Entertainment's plan to offer new 3D product for IMAX exhibitors, which is being launched next summer with Air Racers 3D: Forces of Flight, followed by Patagonia Wilderness 3D in the fall.