Star Wars Virtual Reality Movie


July 21, 2016

Star Wars Virtual Reality Movie

We have fresh news that a Star Wars Virtual Reality Movie is in the making. Star Wars one of the biggest franchises and brands in the world has decided to make the next step in the virtual reality world. There have already been attempts from Lucafilm to produce VR content but this is the first time a Star Wars Virtual Reality Movie is going to be produced. The produces understand the importance and the chance that virtual reality gives to companies. We are eager to see where the Star Wars franchise will go from now on.


Companies that produce Virtual Reality Movies

First of all, many companies, including GoPro,Nokia, Samsung and Nikon, develop omnidirectional cameras, also known as 360 degree cameras or VR cameras that have the ability to record in all directions.They use these cameras to create images and videos that can be viewed in VR.  Films produced for VR permit the audience to view the entire environment in every scene, creating an interactive viewing experience.

Production companies, such as Fox Searchlight Pictures and Skybound, utilize VR cameras to produce films that are interactive in VR. Fox Searchlight, Oculus and Samsung Gear VR collaborated on a project titled “Wild – The Experience”, starring Reese Witherspoon. They presented the VR film at the Consumer Electronics Show as well as the Sundance Film Festival in January 2015.

yOn December 8, 2015, the production company Skybound announced their VR thriller titled, “Gone”. In collaboration with the VR production company WEVR, and Samsung Gear VR, they released 360 degree video series on January 20, 2016.

Star Wars Franchise: A Few Words

Star Wars is an American epic space opera franchise. The franchise is centered on a film series created by George Lucas. It depicts the adventures of various characters “a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away”.

The franchise began in 1977 with the release of the film Star Wars, (subtitled Episode IV: A New Hope in 1981) by 20th Century Fox, which became a worldwide pop culture phenomenon. The sequel that follow were similarly successful, The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi (1983). These three films constitute the original Star Wars trilogy. The company later released a prequel trilogy between 1999 and 2005, which received a more mixed reaction from critics and fans in comparison to the original trilogy. There is also a sequel trilogy with the first installment as The Force Awakens (2015). All seven films were nominated for or won Academy Awards, and were commercial successes, with a combined box office revenue of $6.46 billion, making Star Wars the fourth highest grossing file series of all time.

The Franchise beyond the movies and records

The series has spawned an extensive media franchise—the Star Wars Expanded Universe—including books, television series, computer video games, and comic books, resulting in significant development of the series’s fictional universe.Star Wars also holds a Guinnes World Records title for the “Most successful film merchandising franchise.” In addition, in 2012, the total value of the Star Wars franchise was estimated at USD $30.7 billion This includes box-office receipts as well as profits from their video games and DVD sales.

Change of ownership

In 2012, The Walt Disney Company acquired Lucasfilm for $4.06 billion and announced three new Star Wars films; They released thefirst film of that trilogy, Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015.  Also, 20th Century Fox retains the physical distribution rights to the first two Star Wars trilogies, owning permanent rights for the original 1977 film and holding the rights to Episodes IIII, V and VI until May 2020. Walt Disney Studios owns digital distribution rights to all the Star Wars films, excluding A New Hope.

Star Wars Virtual Reality Project.

Lucasfilm is working on a Star Wars Virtual Reality Movie that doesn’t have a name yet. The release date or even a specific genre are also not know, but it does have a subject: Darth Vader.

The company announced a star wars virtual reality movie, which will be an addition to the “Star Wars” canon, at the Star Wars Celebration in London this weekend. Not to mention the story will reveal new aspects of the famous villain’s past. Apart from that, it will try to push the boundaries of storytelling.

The project is developed by Lucasfilm’s ILMxLAB, a division that combines VFX house Industrial Light & Magic with Skywalker Sound and the “Star Wars” story group. “Man of Steel” and “Batman Begins” scribe David S. Goyer, who also penned “Call of Duty: Black Ops,” is writing the script. In addition, he previewed the project at the big celebration.

Goyer said, according to Entertainment Weekly: “What character is so iconic that we need to know more? [Where] we can’t sleep at night and want to experience things that can’t be experienced in film, or can’t be experienced in a novel,” He also commented that. “And we came up with … this person.”

Lucasfilm also rolled out a teaser for the project via the event’s live stream. On another note, Goyer made it clear that they were still very much working out the details; he added that he wasn’t even sure if participants should be called “viewers” or “players.” “You don’t play it. You be it. You’re in it. You’re part of the story,” he said.

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