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The shortform series, which hails from STXsurreal, the VR division of STX Entertainment, will be released via the company’s VR app, Surreal, which is scheduled to launch in mid-2018.
Written, directed and produced by Robert Rodriguez, The Limit is a first-person action series that follows Michelle Rodriguez as she plays a genetically enhanced weapon of mass destruction who tries to destroy the covert agency that created her. It was co-written by Racer Max.
Production on the project began in late January at Robert Rodriguez’s Double R Productions in Austin, Texas. The native VR experience was produced using a VR format that bridges traditional wide-screen and 360-degree video.
“I’m a huge fan of VR, and I started Double R Productions with Racer Max to create innovative content for the medium,” Robert Rodriguez said in a statement, adding that working with the Surreal team “is a great way to kick things off.”
STXsurreal co-president Rick Rey called The Limit “a new format that delivers a blockbuster, lean-back cinematic experience that audiences can’t find anywhere else in the VR marketplace right now.” Added co-president Andy Vick, “By assembling entertainment’s most-sought-after writers, directors and actors we have a shot at changing the VR industry, and the combination of Robert and Michelle is a perfect example of what STX is cooking up.”
Robert Rodriguez, who is repped by WME and attorney David Fox, most recently co-wrote, directed and produced Alita: Battle Angel. Michelle Rodriguez, who is repped by WME, Untitled Entertainment and Greenberg Traurig, will next be seen in Alita: Battle Angel and Steve McQueen’s Widows.
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