STX Entertainment partners with Robert Rodriguez and Michelle Rodriguez for The Limit
STXsurreal, the VR division acquired by Robert Simonds’ STX Entertainment in 2016, announced today that it has wrapped production on The Limit, a live-action, short-form virtual reality series from award-winning filmmaker Robert Rodriguez (From Dusk Till Dawn, Sin City), and starring actress Michelle Rodriguez (Fast and Furious franchise, Resident Evil). The Limit will premiere on STX’s previously-announced pay-per-experience VR channel, Surreal, launching as an app on VR headsets in mid-2018.
Written, directed, and produced by Robert Rodriguez, The Limit is a first-person POV action series that follows Michelle Rodriguez as she plays a genetically-enhanced weapon of mass destruction hellbent on destroying the covert agency that created her. The series, co-written by Racer Max, is a wholly original concept built from the ground-up as a native VR experience and is being produced in a new cinematic VR format that bridges the gap between traditional widescreen and 360-degree video. It went into production in late January at the Double R Productions studio in Austin, Texas.
“The Limit first-of-its-kind kind series in a new format that delivers a blockbuster, lean-back cinematic experience that audiences can’t find anywhere else in the VR marketplace right now,” said Rick Rey, Co-President of STXsurreal. “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. It’s one hell of a ride,” added Andy Vick, Co-President of STXsurreal.
Added Rodriguez, “I’m a huge fan of VR, and I started Double R Productions with Racer Max to create innovative content for the medium. For us to be making our first project with Rick, Andy and the Surreal team is a great way to kick things off. And it was a thrill to be working with the awesome Michelle Rodriguez again in this exciting entertainment space.”
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