6:00am PT by Carolyn Giardina
Doug Liman’s Virtual Reality Series ‘Invisible’ Premieres on Samsung VR
Doug Liman’s Invisible, a scripted supernatural drama series created for virtual reality, premieres today on the Samsung VR service.
The series is created by 30 Ninjas — a digital entertainment company formed by Liman (The Bourne Identity, Mr. and Mrs. Smith) and producer Julina Tatlock — with Conde Nast Entertainment, VR startup Jaunt and Samsung, supported by presenting sponsor Lexus.
Invisible is directed by Liman and Simon Crane (stunt coordinator and 2nd unit director on Star Wars Rogue One), Tatlock, Jerome Sable and Michael Litwak. Written by Melisa Wallack (Dallas Buyers Club), it stars Sofia Black-D’elia, Olivia Boreham-Wing, Michael Siberry, Austin Cauldwell and Lewis Cancelmi.
“With the partners on the project, we created our own film school, learning from each other as we shot and edited,” said Liman. “Because it’s in 360-degree VR, everything we did with Invisible — from the story to how it was shot — was new to all of us.”
Following today’s release on Samsung VR, distribution will expand Oct. 27 to the Jaunt VR app, and later this year it will be available in 360 degrees on CNE’s The Scene digital video platform and on select social channels. According to Thursday’s announcement, Invisible will also be shown in “VR theaters” this year, which presumably means initiatives such as the one being launched by Imax.
Invisible tells the story of a powerful New York family, the Ashlands, with the ability to make themselves invisible.
Through the partnership with Lexus, the action sequences feature the Lexus GS F and a post-roll includes additional information about the vehicle.