6:00am PT by Carolyn Giardina
Elizabeth Banks to Voice an Alien in Virtual Reality Short 'Asteroids!'
Elizabeth Banks is entering the virtual reality arena.
The Pitch Perfect 2 actress, director and producer will be lending her voice to the upcoming animated VR short Asteroids!, from Madagascar director Eric Darnell and his Baobab Studios.
A sneak peek will be released Thursday for select VR platforms, and the full film will debut next month at Sundance.
In Asteroids! the viewer takes on the role of a helper-bot alongside aliens Mac and Cheez. Joined by their other robot sidekick, Peas, the viewer embarks on a mission in outer space. Banks will voice Cheez, a loveable, kind-hearted alien.
Asteroids! is the follow-up to Darnell and Baobab's debut short Invasion!, also featuring Mac and Cheez. A feature-length film based on the Invasion! characters and story is being developed by Roth/Kirschenbaum.