Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu Is Making A VR Short Film About Crossing The Mexican Border Into The US

inarrituAlejandro Gonzalez Inarritu is quite posibly the hottest dramatic director going in Hollywood right now. He has been a huge part of the Oscar scene the last few years with Birdman and The Revenant respectedly tearing it up with awards.

His next project might surprise you though. It has been announced, alongside great cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, the director will be taking on VR next. This is for a short film that will make use of the technology to tell its story. Not too much is known about it, but Variety are saying that it will focus on "the intense and excruciating experience of a group of immigrants and refugees crossing the border between Mexico and the United States."

It's being put together by Legendary Pictures, with help from ILMxLAB.

This sounds really interesting. Seeing established filmmakers play around with this VR, especially to tell dramatic and powerful stories, should be very good for the tech.