JeruZalem 2: Virtual Reality Component
JeruZalem 2: The Paz Brothers to Direct Sequel
Writers: Doron Paz, Yoav Paz
Release Date: TBA
Doron and Yoav Paz, the brothers that collaborated in “JeruZalem” will come together yet again to write and direct the sequel. Here are the Press Release details:
Film financier and distributor Epic Pictures Group announces JeruZalem 2, a sequel to JeruZalem, the popular, award-winning Israeli point-of-view horror film released by Epic Pictures in January 2016.
JeruZalem writers and directors Doron and Yoav Paz will return to direct JeruZalem 2 from their original screenplay.
JeruZalem 2 will also be shot on location in Israel. Praised for its technological innovation, JeruZalem featured extensive point-of-view footage from the perspective of smart eyeglasses worn by protagonist Sarah.
The sequel will take its cutting edge use of technology a step further by incorporating an extensive virtual reality component in which viewers can immerse themselves in the film like never before.
“The sequel will include an extensive virtual reality component to bring the viewers’ experience to the next step and immerse themselves in the action and the city of Jerusalem,”
Epic Pictures CEO Co-Founder Shaked Berenson.Berenson.
We’ve seen VR in so many computer games and video games. However, this is the first time it will come to the big screen in the cinema. Virtual Reality is a more simplified term that’s used to describe a:
“three-dimensional, computer-generated environment that can be explored and interacted with by a person”.
If you’re a hardcore gamer, then you will recognize such platforms as “Oculus Rift”, “ADR1FT”, “Alien: Isolation”, “Slender: The Arrival”, “Edge of Nowhere”, “Chronos”, and much more. The graphics and intuitive design on games such as these are amazing.
One game I have is “Slender: The Arrival”, and, as far as I know, it’s the only game I’ve played in VR.
To see movies, especially horror movies, in VR, would be a huge plus for the horror industry. Especially in the Found Footage arena. In my opinion, VR would give Found Footage horror films and major boost.
Found Footage films, such as “JeruZalem” are hit-or-miss. The majority of them just doesn’t succeed. A filmmaker or director has to tread really carefully when making found footage films because of the acuteness and nature of the arena.
With the new wave and direction of found footage films coming into play, the genre has become groundbreaking. Equip that with VR, and a whole new “world” can be unleashed.