Having recently enjoyed a showing of its latest VR movie, Dinner Party, at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, LA-based Telexist is this month announcing its latest production; a VR crime thriller series named Memory Palace.
Memory Palace is actually the first collaboration between Telexist and its parent company Good Deed Entertainment (which has worked on films like last year’s Loving Vincent). The series follows a young man named Owen that’s able to tell when people are lying. He faces disbarment when his fiancee is mysteriously killed. Owen seeks to find out the truth behind her death, slowly peeling back the layers of the case.
The series won’t just be a collection of 360 degree-shot scenes, though, as it’s also set to feature interactive elements. What these will look like isn’t yet clear. Expect a moody noir piece, then, which isn’t really something we’ve seen much of in VR storytelling thus far.
“In developing this project, we are able to dive deep into cinematic visual storytelling and the interactive narrative elements that make VR so intriguing,” Telexist CCO Sam Gezari said of the series in a prepared statement. “We plan to film this project in a visually dynamic way, referencing great filmmakers before us and carving out a new path for the medium moving forward.”
Pre-production on Memory Palace will begin in April and the studios aim to shoot 10 episodes. There’s no word yet on when it might premiere.