A new VR experience set to arrive this summer called The Recall VR Abduction, it’s a user interactive experience centered around Mind’s Eye Entertainment’s movie of a similar name, The Recall.
A press release recently went out indicating that action superstar Wesley Snipes would be starring in the project, along with Jedidiah Goodacre, Niko Pepaj, Laura Maria Bilgeri and Hannah Rose May. Mauro Borelli will be at the helm of the directorial duties over the motion picture aspects.
According to the press release, The Recall VR Abduction will take on a different aspect of the lore based on The Recall cinematic universe, which revolves around some teens going camping in the woods and discovering that an alien terrorist attack is underway that involves abduction.
For the VR experience, users will encounter a multi-ending story that ties into the events of the motion picture. They don’t exactly detail how the endings can be unlocked or what the experience will fully entail.
We do know that The Recall VR Abduction will be around 10 minutes in length and center around the character of Mitte, who encounters Wesley Snipes’ “mysterious” character for the first time while aliens begin the abduction process. The VR project will launch ahead of the motion picture, setting up the events for the film.
According to Snipes, he mentioned in the press release…
“The cool thing is that for theater actors, or thespians, this is a great format, because shooting in VR is similar to shooting a play, or performing a play,” […] “You don’t have the luxury of cuts, and short takes, and do overs. You have to be on your game, and since everything is in the shot, everyone else needs to be on their game at the same time.”
The veteran action star will reprise his role from the VR project in the actual film due out later this year.
We’ve seen some other films utilize the transmedia process of having a VR tie-in made available just ahead of the release of the film in order to raise awareness of the movie within demographics from movies, technology and video games.
They don’t explicitly say if The Recall VR Abduction will be available on VR headsets such as the Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR or HTC Vive, or if it will be available through special locations similar to the Ghostbusters VR experience, but I’m sure we’ll get the details soon.
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