We’ve heard of virtual reality invading the medical field and the video game industry, but one place where it has yet to break through is the movie industry. However, “Madagascar” director Eric Darnell, is looking to change that and show the world just how powerful a movie can be when the viewer is immersed in the experience itself.
Debuting at the Venice Film Festival, Darnell released “Crow: The Legend” which featured high-list actors lending their voices such as Oprah Winfrey, John Legend, and Constance Wu. Unlike anything in the movie industry right now, “Crow” puts you directly into the eyes and wings of a parrot who has to fly to the sun so it can return warmth back to earth.
The story is based on a Native American legend, but the watcher will get to help send vibrations of energy to push the narrative forward. It might sound like a simple concept, but its the first of hopefully a future filled with virtual reality being integrated into movies. It’s one thing to go see a film in theaters in 3-D, but it’s a whole other experience when you’re wearing the the helmet, holding the controllers, and immersing yourself in a whole new world.
The Venice Film Festival runs until September 8th, but there’s no word on if/when “Crow: The Legend” will be released for viewing in the public.