18 April 2011
Last updated at 18:03
A documentary filmed at the 2010 TT races will receive its Isle of Man premiere on Monday, 18 April at the the Palace Cinema. The film will then go on general release on 22 April. The film received acclaim at its premieres in both London and Belfast, last week.
"TT3D Closer to the Edge" vividly recounts the thrills and spills of last year's event through the eyes of the top riders, including Ian Hutchinson and Guy Martin as they battle to become "King of the Mountain". Yorkshire's Ian Hutchinson became the first person to win all five solo races.
The film is narrated by Hollywood star Jared Leto and explores why modern TT riders risk their lives to win one of the world's most dangerous races. The film's producer, Steve Christian from CinemaNX, said: "You couldn't write a script like it. The TT is like a Hollywood blockbuster, only these guys do it for real."
Mr Christian continued: "There are so many personal battles going on at the TT and we had to choose which to home in. One we chose was Guy Martin and his pursuit of his first win on the Mountain Course. He is such a character and very engaging."
Martin, who recently hosted the hit BBC show '"The boat that Guy Built", will be at the premiere. "It's a really good watch and will give people a good chance to see the TT from inside the visor," he said. TT riders John McGuinness, Hutchinson and local hero Conor Cummins will also be attending.
Mr Christian, who is based on the Isle of Man, said: "We believe that the film is an excellent showcase for both the Isle of Man and the TT races and will significantly raise the profile of both worldwide."