The Mummy, starring Tom Cruise and Annabelle Wallis will have it’s very own immersive virtual reality experience premiering exclusively at the South By Southwest (SXSW) Conference in Austin, Texas.
IMAX have partnered with engineering firm Positron to create the world’s first full-motion chair designed for cinematic VR called Voyager. Twenty Voyager units will have their motion choreographed together to deliver The Mummy Zero Gravity VR Experience. The pairing of motion effects with VR is known to eliminate the effects of motion sickness that occur for some VR users. It is in this that users will be immersed in one of the film’s signature set pieces – a plane crash – seen in it’s debut trailer below.
The story of The Mummy movie itself concerns an ancient princess who is awakened from her tomb to terrorise the world from the Middle East to modern-day London. The action-adventure is set to feature a range of gods, monsters and fantastic creatures as well as the acting talents of Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis and Oscar winner Russell Crowe.
The Mummy is being directed by Alex Kurtzman, assisted by producer Chris Morgan, who between them have worked on several very successful franchises such as the Transformers, Mission: Impossible and Star Trek movie series.
Mission: Impossible has recently been in the spotlight for VR fans already, with the announcement of a new VR Mission: Impossible videogame coming to the Oculus, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR. It’s unknown at this stage what Cruise’s involvement will be with that project, but VRFocus will keep you up to date with developments.
If you want to experience The Mummy Zero Gravity VR Experience for yourself, it will be at the South By South West Conference and Festival in Austin, Texas from March 10th until March 14th, 2017. You can sign up for the experience here.
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