‘Masters of the Sun’ Premieres at 2018 Sundance Festival in Virtual Reality
The “Masters of the Sun” is a 90 minute VR experience that can be viewed by VR headsets, the first of which will be available from Oculus.
The Black Eyed Peas have announced that their graphic novel “Masters of the Sun: The Zombie Chronicles” will be made into a Virtual Reality experience that will premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. It is going to be released as a part of the official selection of the New Frontier Competition. A team of graphic novelists are working in collaboration with animation and CGI teams to transform the original print story. Created by will.i.am, the novel was distributed by Marvel earlier this year.
The graphic novel is based on varied concepts. From B-Boy to L.A gang-culture, it is a Zombie thriller based in 1980. It was released to critical acclaim at the San Diego ComicCon International and features an all-star voice cast with some of Hollywood and hip hop’s most authentic artists including Rakim, Queen Latifah, Jamie Foxx, Jason Isaacs, Slick Rick, and KRS-One, along with a voice over by the legendary Stan Lee. The core is composed by will.i.am and Hans Zimmer.
“When “Masters of the Sun-The Zombie Chronicles” first came to life in print, I knew that it had to be experienced in new mediums including Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality,” commented will.i.am.
“It’s an amazing honor that my first VR production, based on my first graphic novel, presented by Black Eyed Peas, has been selected to be a part of the New Frontier Competition at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.”
The “Masters of the Sun” is a 90-minute VR experience that can be viewed by VR headsets, the first of which will be available from Oculus.
This is one of the more popular releases of recent times in VR. An attempt like this is set to raise the standard entertainment methods.