Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Legendary team on VR short, By Jeremy Kay

Oscar winners Iñárritu and his frequent cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki are diving into the virtual reality medium with a piece about a group of immigrants and refugees crossing the Mexico-US border.

Iñárritu and Legendary Entertainment announced on Wednesday that they are commencing work on the experimental film after four years of secret development.

Legendary Entertainment and Fondazione Prada are financing the project and Lucasfilm’s recently established immersive entertainment division ILMxLAB will build the virtual world and characters.

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