Lionsgate has picked up the rights to the documentary, Earth from BBC Worldwide and Greenlight Media.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film has been five years in the making; it takes audiences on a journey around the planet, using the sun as a guide to follow the migratory journeys of an elephant, a humpback whale and a polar bear.

Directed by Alastair Fothergill, the theatrical movie is a companion piece to the BBC series Planet Earth; it's created by the team behind the feature film Deep Blue, the 90-minute epic has been shot in 35mm and high definition.

An October release has been scheduled for Earth.