Movie buffs all over the world will be familiar with an actor known as Nicolas Cage. Over the years, Cage has starred in many great movies and also some less successful ones. His latest venture, known as The Humanity Bureau, will come to movie theaters and VOD platforms in April. However, it will premiere across some undisclosed VR platforms first and foremost. An interesting approach although it’s important to put things into perspective as well.
Nicolas Cage’s VR Movie Venture
On paper, it sounds like a clever marketing trick to bring a new movie to virtual reality platforms first. Although we don’t know which platforms exactly, it would be a boon for the VR sector in general. Things are hardly ever what they seem, though, especially in the world of movies. There will be a standalone episodic VR series known as The Humanity Bureau VRevolution. As one would expect, this raises a lot more questions than answers right now. It may or may not be very similar to the actual The Humanity Bureau movie, but no one really knows for sure.
To be more specific, the movie itself is shot in three different formats. One of these formats is VR, which opens up a lot of exciting opportunities. At the same time, this doesn’t mean people will be able to watch the full movie in VR before the rest of the world can. Instead, the VRevolution series is based on the film and seemingly provides alternative storylines. One doesn’t even need to watch the movie first to get the gist of this VR series, which is rather interesting.
One thing to take away from all of this is how VR enthusiasts will get more content to enjoy. In fact, they get up close to Nicolas Cage in a movie he is starring in. For some, it may be the most wonderful experience to date. Others may shrug it off as just another gimmick. The Humanity Bureau is a movie which combines science fiction with global warming. It sounds like an environment which is designed for some degree of virtual reality experience.
For now, there are still a lot of questions regarding this venture which need to be answered. It is unclear which VR platforms will support for VRevolution “spinoff” right now. We do know the series becomes available on March 2, and a regular theatrical release is slated for April 6th. Experimenting with slightly different storylines is a new breed of content that could elevate VR to a whole new level. We have seen video game developers use a similar approach with visual novels, and the fans are quite enthusiastic about these choices.
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