Alejandro G. Iñárritu, winner of back-to-back Oscar nominations for best director in 20th Century Fox’s ‘The Revenant’, and New Regency’s ‘Birdman’, is beginning work on a new experimental virtual reality short film. The film will be produced and financed by Legendary Entertainment and Fondazione Prada. ILMxLAB will build the virtual world and its characters.
He and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, who also worked alongside Iñáritu in ‘Birdman’ and ‘The Revenant’, will be working with the world of Virtual Reality for the first time. The film will delve into the harsh realities a group of immigrants and refugees must face when crossing the border between Mexico and the United States.
Given our current political climate, I would say there is no better time than now to begin working on what will surely be a powerful piece.