Weird Al Yankovic's new VR film will probably be weird
The singer and satirist stars in a new comedy film made just for Positron's Voyager VR chair.
Satirical singer Weird Al Yankovic has set out to dazzle our senses through virtual reality.
He will make his VR debut in an upcoming short comedy film produced exclusively for the Positron Voyager VR motion chair.
The film Shady Friend is all about "a heartbroken hero who accidentally takes some psychedelic drugs his less-than reputable buddy has brought over to his apartment," according to Variety on Monday.
The VR chairs turn into motion-synchronized mini-theaters by using robotic rotation and reclining, haptic (touch) feedback, surround sound, and scent technology to create a fully-immersive experience for the viewer, according to the Positron website.
"What I love most about the Voyager platform is that it allows filmmakers to curate VR experiences in a cinematic way," the film's director Andrew Disney told Variety. "Positron has created quite an amazing tool for immersive storytelling."
This is the first time a VR film has been created solely for Positron's VR chairs.
Neither Positron or Weird Al Yankovic immediately responded to a request for a comment.
No word on a release date yet for the VR film Shady Friend, or where the Voyager VR motion chairs can be found.