Fans of film director Robert Rodriguez (Sin City, Machete, Dusk to Dawn) will be pleased to know that he’s now entered the field of 360-degree cinematography, releasing The Limit in collaboration with virtual reality (VR) studio STXsurreal.
Starring the talent of Michelle Rodriguez and Norman Reedus, The Limit is a high-octane, 20-minute action movie where the viewer is a character. The story goes that you play a rogue agent with a mysterious past who enlists the help of enhanced super-assassin M-13 (Michelle Rodriguez) to retrieve your identity and strike against the deadly organization that created you.
“The launch of The Limit is a watershed moment in VR, and gives fans of premium scripted entertainment a compelling reason to put their headsets back on,” said Andy Vick and Rick Rey, co-presidents of Virtual Reality & Immersive Entertainment at STXsurreal in a statement. “In keeping with STX’s talent-driven model, we enlisted Robert, Michelle, and Norman, who collectively have millions of passionate fans across the globe, to break new ground and bring this category-busting cinematic VR film to life.”
The Limit will support Oculus Rift, Oculus Go, HTC Vive, Samsung Gear VR, Windows Mixed Reality, PlayStation VR and Google Daydream, available to purchase today from their respective retail platforms. For a limited time, there’s a 50 percent discount available, dropping the cost from $9.99 USD to $4.99 for PC-based headsets, and $3.99 instead of $7.99 for mobile platforms.
To celebrate the launch Robert Rodriguez will participate in a fireside chat via Oculus Venues on Friday, 23rd November to discuss The Limit through Oculus Go and Samsung Gear VR.
STXsurreal has further immersive content planned including a Jay and Silent Bob project from writer and director Kevin Smith, a crime-thriller from director Christian Gudegast, an untitled Dave Bautista action-comedy, and an underwater Sci-fi-thriller from Johannes Roberts. As further details are released on these projects, VRFocus will keep you updated.