Director Illya Rozhkov is working with VR Movie studio The Rogue Initiative to produce a virtual reality (VR) film called Agent Emerson, which will serve as the pilot for a VR series called Identity Experience.
Agent Emerson is described as an action-adventure VR experience and will be shot on a specially designed stereoscopic VR camera rig referred to as the ‘Identity Capture Camera’ or ‘IC-Cam’. This custom-engineered camera allows for an immersive 360-degree first-person point of view to be captured.
The basic story behind Agent Emerson concerns a CIA operative named David Emerson who awakens to find himself part of an experimental government program where subjects are put under the direct remote control of a figure called ‘The General’- played by Tony Denison. Emerson must then try and escape the program and regain control of his own actions with the help of Alex Emerson – played by Lyndsy Fonseca.
Fonseca has been seen recently in Marvel TV show Agent Carter, as well as in the Kick-Ass films and popular TV show How I Met Your Mother. Denison is best known for his role as Detective Andrew Flynn in The closer and Major Crimes as well as his villainous turn as mob boss Ray Luca on Crime Story.
“This is a stellar opportunity to embrace the new virtual reality frontier and I am excited about working with director Ilya Rozhkov and The Rogue Initiative,” says lead actress Lyndsy Fonseca.
“It’s an honor to be chosen to be part of this advanced new world of VR filmmaking,” added Tony Denison.
Filming began on March 4th in Louisiana and will then move to Los Angeles to complete principal photography. A confirmed release date has not yet been announced.
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