Those eerie looking VR motion chairs we took for a spin during Sundance are back again, this time for a Mummy Day celebration in Hollywood over the weekend.
Inspired by the upcoming action-adventure movie, Universal Pictures hosted The Mummy Day event at Hollywood & Highland. Open to the general public and overlooking the main event, a line of Voyager full-motion cinematic VR chairs were setup to take guests on the zero gravity journey.
The Mummy Zero Gravity Stunt VR Experience goes behind the scenes with Cruise and Wallis as they perform the intense Zero G stunt as seen in The Mummy. The VR experience is enhanced by Positron’s Voyager platform, featuring guided 360-degree motion control, head-tracked 3D audio and haptic integration—allowing you to experience the world of The Mummy in an entirely new way.
“We’re thrilled to offer moviegoers a sneak peek at the future of the theatrical experience and a completely new level of immersion in VR storytelling with Voyager,” said Jeffrey Travis, creator of the VR chair and CEO of technology studio Positron. “The Mummy VR Zero Gravity Stunt Experience is truly a unique immersive VR experience that’s enhanced by Voyager’s revolutionary motion platform, allowing audiences to experience the world of The Mummy in a way they could only imagine.”
The star-studded event included The Mummy star Tom Cruise, who was joined on stage by fellow co-stars and director Alex Kurtzman to invite participants to enjoy The Mummy VR Zero Gravity Stunt Experience and The Mummy Escape Game at the complex.
The Mummy arrives in theaters, RealD 3D and IMAX 3D on June 9.
Update: If you’re in the New York area, a Mummy VR installation will run from May 27 – June 11th at 30 Rock featuring 14 Voyager units.