He could have his palms full directing the upcoming sci-fi epic, Alita: Battle Angel, however that hasn’t stopped tech-savvy director Robert Rodriguez (Sin Metropolis, Machete) from launching one more filmmaking challenge – one that may solely be considered on digital actuality headsets.
The Restrict sees the director apply his oft-imitated Grindhouse sensibilities to a 20-minute VR quick movie starring Michelle Rodriguez (The Destiny of the Livid) and Norman Reedus (The Strolling Lifeless).
Going down fully from the viewer’s perspective, The Restrict appears to be like similar to the first-person motion movie Hardcore Henry, solely with the added immersion that comes with it being “captured in a brand new cinematic VR format, wider than 180 levels, that bridges the hole between large-format films and 360-degree video,” as acknowledged on the distributor’s YouTube page.
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Because the viewer, you passively tackle the function of a rogue agent who groups up with the “enhanced super-assassin M-13 (Michelle Rodriguez) to retrieve your id and strike in opposition to the lethal group that created you.”
Out there to buy now from the movie’s official website on the particular introductory value of simply $5 (round £three.90 / AU$6.90), The Restrict might be considered on most VR headsets, together with Oculus Go, Oculus Rift, Google Daydream View, Samsung Gear VR and HTC Vive, with PlayStation VR, iOS and Windows Mixed Reality variations coming quickly.
Together with each 2D and 3D variations of The Restrict, every buy additionally comes with quite a lot of particular bonus options concerning the making of the movie.
You may take a look at the non-VR trailer for The Restrict under, together with an informative behind-the-scenes featurette the place the director and his stars talk about the expertise of watching the movie.