Cinematic virtual reality company Jaunt used the Sundance Film Festival to announce five new original, episodic virtual reality series slated for 2017, including VR treatment of The Lawnmower Man, based off the 1992 cult classic sci-fi film of the same name.
“As we continue to develop more immersive, cinematic VR content with high production values and longer run-times, it solidifies for us that VR is fast-becoming a mainstream staple within the entertainment industry,” said George Kliavkoff, president and CEO of Jaunt, in a statement. “2016 was the final year of experimentation and every indication is that 2017 will be the year of action and adoption. We’re excited to be in development on all five of these series alongside some of today’s top talent.”
Also on tap are the action-thriller series Luna, a 12-episode story about an abandoned lunar base; The Enlightened Ones, a political sci-fi series about a device that makes humans immortal; Bad Trip, a six-episode comedy that gives VR viewers an idea of what different drug experiences look like; and Miss Gloria, a futuristic sci-fi series that makes the viewer a robot looking for a missing girl.