This month Hollywood star Wesley Snipes released his latest movie, a sci-fi project called The Recall. With a growing trend towards creating virtual reality (VR) content as a form of promotion this week has seen the release of The Recall VR Abduction for Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR.
The Recall VR Abduction is a thirteen minute immersive companion film that lets viewers see through the eyes of Snipes’ co-star RJ Mitte’s (Breaking Bad) character Brendan, as they battle aliens and avoid being abducted.
“The world of entertainment consumption is rapidly changing, this is our contribution to provide fans more ways to view and experience content than ever before,” said Wesley Snipes, Producer of The Recall and The Recall VR Abduction. “This experience in VR makes you feel like you’re a part of the movie!”
The Recall application is free to download for either headset with the VR experience available as an in-app purchase of $9.99 USD, or there’s a much better value bundle for $14.99 which includes the movie as well.
“Cinematic virtual reality storytelling allows the viewer to experience our films as if they are living and breathing within the world of the movie,” said Kevin DeWalt, CEO of Minds Eye Entertainment. “With this new technology, we look forward to deepening our audience’s connections to our stories.”
The app is capable of streaming multi-format videos so users can watch The Recall in traditional 2D format, multi-screen and panoramic Barco Escape format of the movie. Additionally, the app also offers trailers in multiple formats, cast stills and exclusive behind the scenes video content in 2D.
“We wanted to push the boundaries of what was possible with VR, while condensing an hour and half feature film into a 13 min experience,” said Travis Cloyd, VR Producer. “The Recall VR app paves the way for film producers to monetize their multi-format content through virtual reality platforms.”
Checkout the trailer for The Recall VR Abduction below. For the latest VR news about Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR, keep reading VRFocus.