Announces pair of worlds first Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality TV series with STASYS and Kaze: Ghostwarrior
Dalton Industries Inc. and Declaration Pictures Inc., announced today that the companies will partner to produce two, all CG, action/drama series for Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality targeting devices including the Oculus Rift, Samsung GearVR and Sony’s Project Morpheus VR headset for thePlaystation 4. The two productions represent firsts in the entertainment world by focusing on these emerging mediums across desktops, mobile devices and gaming consoles.
Declaration Pictures Inc., secured the motion-picture, TV and additional format/medium rights to Amadhia Albee’sKaze: GhostwarriorUniverse in June making the announcement July 4th, at Anthrocon 2014 (http://kazeghostwarrior.com/kaze-ghost-warrior/) stunning the growing and dedicated fan base of the original short film from 2003.
Dalton Industries and Declaration Pictures recently debuted a teaser trailer for the new series at Eurofurence on August 20th, 2014 inBerlin,Germanyduring the opening ceremonies to a standing room only crowd of over 2300 convention attendees. The series will continue to tell the story ofKaze; a samurai sword wielding tiger who has come back from the dead to seek revenge on those who have taken control of the mythical realm of Tijira.
STASYS; to be produced along side Kaze, is a sci-fi adventure that takes place 200 years in the future set amongst the backdrop of humanity’s first push outwards to other star systems. Dalton Industries Inc., President Kelly Lee Myers, an award-winning 20+ year Film/TV visual effects veteran, will be leading production of both properties serving as Executive Producer, with Albee functioning as Creative Consultant onKaze.
Myers says, MakingStasysandKazeavailable in Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality will position us as pioneers in these mediums. Consumer interest in these areas is at an all time high and with recent hardware advances and product announcements from global technology leaders including Oculus, Samsung and Sony the emerging market demand for quality content specifically produced for these platforms is set for explosive growth. The crowd response to the Kaze teaser we showed inBerlinwas overwhelmingly positive.”
“Current and future fans of Kaze and Stasys are also avid gamers and technology savvy.” Myers added,”The crossover market potential for these two properties is huge. Every one of those fans has a smartphone, many have PS4 consoles and will specifically buy Sony’s VR headset or both to watch the shows in VR. Almost all of them have a computer for gaming or home entertainment which can be used with the Oculus VR headset, an Augmented Reality head mounted display or watch the shows in conventional 2D/3D formats. We are hitting every medium possible. That’s the opportunity for us.”
Pre-production for both series will begin in the fall of 2014 with voice casting scheduled shortly there after. First episodes are slated to go into full production in the early months of 2015. Dalton Industries Inc. will provide technology solutions and facilities for both productions while Declaration Pictures Inc., will also be handling merchandise and additional transmedia product development and distribution forStasysandKaze: Ghostwarrior.
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