LOS ANGELES — Director Ilya Rozhkov (Sabre Dance) has inked a deal to work in collaboration with VR studio The Rogue Initiative (http://therogueinitiative.com) to bring together cinematic storytelling and the immersion of virtual reality technology. Rozhkov will direct and produce Agent Emerson, with producers Cathy Twigg and Pete Blumel of The Rogue Initiative.
They have cast Kick-Ass franchise star Lyndsy Fonseca as the female lead, who will be joined by actor Tony Denison (Major Crimes) as The General. Agent Emerson serves as the pilot for the original content VR series, Identity Experience. Principal photography commences March 4th in Louisiana and then completes shooting in Los Angeles.
“I’m truly excited with the immersive medium of virtual reality which provides completely new ways of storytelling and engaging the audience,” says director Ilya Rozhkov. “And it’s my privilege to be on this journey with the amazing team of the Rogue Initiative and the greatly talented cast lead by Lyndsy Fonseca and Tony Denison.”
“We are very pleased to be working with Ilya, who brings creativeness and flare to virtual reality,” Cathy Twigg, chief production and content officer, The Rogue Initiative. “His powerful storytelling combined with our long-standing experience using cutting-edge technologies to tell innovative stories in emerging entertainment mediums will bring an electrifying experience to our audience.”