Twentieth Century Fox, FoxNext VR Studio, RSA VR, MPC VR, Mach1, and technology partners AMD RADEON and DELL announced the release of Alien: Covenant In Utero, a virtual reality experience available on the Oculus platform beginning Alien Day, April 26.
Alien Day, a nod to planet LV-426 from the iconic Alien films, will include a variety of fan-focused festivities as the countdown continues for the highly anticipated new chapter in the groundbreaking Alien sci-fi thriller franchise, Alien: Covenant, releasing in theaters worldwide beginning May 10.
Produced by Ridley Scott and directed by David Karlak, Alien: Covenant In Utero is a 360-degree virtual reality journey into a living nightmare that offers a terrifyingly close and personal encounter as an alien Neomorph at the time of its birth. Fans will be able to experience the world around them and relive the very first memories of the Neomorph in an immersive environment.
“With the In Utero experience, audience participation is taken to a whole new level. You get to be a Neomorph, exploring what’s happening around you and within you,” said Ridley Scott.
“Before I even touched a camera, Alien was a movie that set me on my journey. The film provoked me and opened my eyes to a new level of cinematic immersion. I feel very privileged to be directing Alien: Covenant In Utero and building upon the universe that Ridley has created. Tapping into both traditional storytelling and the emerging technology driving virtual reality, my aim has been to do something new and bold, which Ridley has supported from the beginning,” added Karlak.
People can check out the 360 video on the Oculus platform starting April 26. It will be available in the Oculus Video app on the Oculus Rift or the Samsung Gear VR, powered by Oculus. There will also be a 360 trailer of the experience available on Facebook.
Philippine fans can also watch In Utero for free at the Trinoma Cinema Lobby in front of Krispy Kreme. Besides In Utero, fans will get to learn about Alien: Covenant’s deadly world and doomed characters. A xenomorph might even be coerced to take selfies with fans. The display will be available until May 14th. Alien: Covenant will be available in Philippine cinemas starting May 10th.